While the Monster Energy Cup Series no longer has rules pertaining to the height of cars, they still exist for the Xfinity Series and in post race inspection last Saturday in Kansas, the Richard Childress number 21 car driven by Daniel Hemric was found to be in violation of the ride height rule when the inspection revealed that Hemric’s car was too low.
Hemric’s second place finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 gave him a nine point lead over Elliott Sadler in the playoffs.
As a result of the infraction; crew chief Danny Stockman Jr has been fined $10,000 and will be suspended from the next Xfinity Series race, Richard Childress has been docked 10 car owner points, and driver Daniel Hemric has been docked 10 driver points which puts in second place one point behind new point leader Elliott Sadler.
The Richard Childress Racing number two car driven by Matt Tifft was charged with having one of his lug nuts improperly secured. Crew chief Randall Burnett has been fined $5,000 for the infraction.
In the Monster Energy Cup Series, the number 42 car driven by Kyle Larson was also charged with having one of his lug nuts improperly secured; resulting in crew chief Chad Johnston has been fined $10,000 or the infraction. Larson was driving a back up car after a crash during practice.