Over the past weekend, NASCAR held four races in two days at Homestead-Miami Speedway; on June 16 NASCAR issued a number of penalties from those races.
In the NASCAR Cup Series the number 19 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Martin Truex Jr was charged with having a lug nut improperly secured during the post race inspection process. As a result, crew chief James Small was fined $10,000.
The number 42 Chip Ganassi Racing car driven by Matt Kenseth was also found to have an improperly secured lug nut and crew chief Chad Johnston was fined $10,000 for the infraction.
NASCAR had previously announced that as a result of the number 98 car driven by Chase Briscoe dropping ballast on the track during pace laps at the beginning of the Xfinity Series Hooter’s 250 on Saturday where three crew members were suspended for four races.
Lug nut penalties were also assessed to the Xfinity Series with the number eleven car driven by Justin Haley, the number 19 driven by Brandon Jones, and the number 26 driven by Colin Garrett were all found to have a lug nut improperly secured. As a result; number eleven car crew chief Alexander Yontz, number 19 crew chief Jeff Meendering, and number 26 crew Bryan Smith were all fined $5,000.
In the Gander Outdoors and RV Truck Series the race winning number 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports truck driven by owner Kyle Busch was found to have a track bar mount and support that did not comply with NASCAR rules. As a result of the infraction, the team was docked 10 truck owner points. Busch holds on to his win for victory number 58 in the Truck Series.
The number 44 Niece Motorsports truck driven by Ross Chastain also had an improperly secured lug nut. Crew Chief Paul Clapprood has been fined $2,500 for the infraction.