Miles the Monster wasn’t the only hurdle NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy Cup Series drivers had to deal with this past weekend in Dover, Delaware. Inspections and penalties also plagued a number of drivers.
In the Monster Energy Cup Series three teams were charged with penalties after NASCAR made a close inspection at the R&D center.
The Richard Childress Racing number three car driven by Austin Dillon was charged with having a splitter that did not meet proper specifications. As a result of the infraction crew chief Justin Alexander was fined $25,000 and car chief Greg Ebert was suspended for one race.
The Stewart-Haas Racing number 14 car driven by Clint Bowyer was charged with not having a proper rear window support structure. As a result of the infraction, crew chief Mike Bugarevicz was fine $50,000, car chief Jerry Cook was suspended for two races, the team was docked 20 car owner points, and Clint Bowyer was docked 20 driver points.
The Joe Gibbs Racing number 19 car driven by Daniel Suarez was charged with the rear window not flush with the rear deck lid. As a result of the infraction crew chief Scott Graves was fined $50,000, car chief Todd Brewer was suspended for two races, car owner Joe Gibbs was docked 20 car owner points, and Daniel Suarez was docked 20 drivers points.
Two drivers were charged with penalties in the Xfintiy Series.
Richard Childress Racing’s number three car driven by Jeb Burton was also charged with a splitter that did not meet the proper specifications. As a result of the infraction crew chief Nick Harrison was fined $10,000 and car chief Michael Scearce was suspended for one race.
The JR Motorsports number seven driven by Justin Allgaier was charged with violations with the rear suspension, trailing arm, and pinion angle. As a result of the infraction crew chief Jason Burdett was fined $25,000, car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr was docked 25 car owner points, and race winner Justin Allgaier was docked 25 driver points and loses his playoff points and the win does not count toward qualifying for the playoffs.
In the Camping World Truck Series the Kyle Busch Motorsports number four truck driven by Todd Gilliland was charged with not having all 20 lug nuts secured in post race inspection. As a result of the infraction crew chief Wes Ward was fined $2,500.