On September 4 NASCAR officials issued penalties from the weekend races in Darlington, South Carolina to a total of five teams – four in the Monster Energy Cup Series and one in the Xfinityh Series.
The lug nut monster was very busy over the weekend at Darlington Raceway with all four Monster Cup teams having a lug nut loose upon inspection after the Bojangles Southern 500.
The Hendricks Motorsports number 24 and number 88 teams, the Chip Ganassi Racing number 42 car, and the Leavine Family Racing number 95 were all charged and as a result the crew chiefs were fined $10,000 each.
The Hendricks Motorsports number 24 is driven by William Byron with Chad Knaus as crew chief.
The Hendricks Motorsports number 88 is driven by Alex Bowman with Greg Ives as crew chief.
The Chip Ganassi Racing number 42 is driven by Kyle Larson with Chad Johnson as crew chief.
And the Lavine Family Racing number number 95 is driven by Matt DiBenedetto with Mike Wheeler as crew chief.
In the Xfinity Series, the number 19 car driven by Brandon Jones was also charged with having a loose lug nut and crew chief Jeff Meendering was fined $5,000 for the infraction.
After Saturday’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, NASCAR discovered a ride height infraction during the post race inspection process of race winner Denny Hamlin’s car and was disqualified from the race. Hamlin was placed in the final position and Cole Custer was named the winner. Car owner Joe Gibbs Racing chose not to file an appeal over the infraction.