In what many drivers see as the real beginning to the NASCAR racing season, the Camping World Truck Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Monster Energy Cup Series ran races in Atlanta Motor Speddway last weekend.
Teams from all three series were charged with penalties after the races in Atlanta.
Folds of Glory QuikTrip 500 winner Kevin Harvick’s team was charged with a safety violation The number four car was found to have one of his lug nuts loos during post race inspection. As a result of the infraction the team’s crew chief was issued a $10,000 fine.
In the Xfinity Series, the number 42 car owned by Chip Ganassi Racing and driven by John Hunter Nemechek was charged with having a loose lug nut in post race inspection. Crew chief Mike Shiplett was fined $5,000. The number 52 Means Motorsports car driven by David Starr was also charged with having a loose lug nut during post race inspection. Starr’s crew chief Tim Brown was fined $5,000.
In the Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch’s truck was found to have an improperly installed wheel. After one pit stop, Busch’s truck lost a tire on the track bringing out the caution flag. As a result of the infraction, Busch’s crew chief Marcus Richmond, rear tire change Coleman Dollarhide, and jackman Ernie Peirce were all suspended for three races.