Last Friday after qualifying at Michigan International Speedway, Richard Childress Racing Monster Energy Cup Series drivers Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric had their times disallowed when it was discovered in post qualifying inspection that the alternators in their cars did not follow the NASCAR rule book.
After both drivers had their qualifying times disallowed, they started the Consumer’s Energy 400 from the back of the field.
On Tuesday, NASCAR issued further penalties to the two teams when crew chiefs Danny Stockman Jr and Luke Lambert were fined $25,000 each, Austin Dillon and Daniel Hemric, both of whom are below the cut off line for the playoffs, were each docked 10 driver points, and car owner Richard Childress was docked 10 owner points for each team.
In the Xfinity Series, NASCAR charged Joe Gibbs Racing’s number 19 car driven by Brandon Jones with having an improperly secured lug nut after the road race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. As a result of the infraction, crew chief Jeff Meendering $5,000.