Prior to the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on August 2 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway NASCAR levied penalties to the Go Fas Racing number 32 driven by Corey LaJoie and the number 43 Richard Petty Motorsports car driven by Bubba Wallace for having the car’s ballast improperly mounted. The crew chiefs were suspended for the race, both team owners were docked 10 car owner points each, and the drivers were docked 10 driver points each for the infraction. The drivers also had to start the race from the back of the field.
In addition, NASCAR has issued additional penalties to several teams after the post race inspection process.
The Stewart-Haas Racing number 14 car driven by Clint Bowyer was found to have two lug nuts improperly secured; as a result of the infraction, crew chief Johnny Klausmeier was fined $20,000 and has been suspended from the next NASCAR Cup Series race.
The number two, eight, and 19 cars were also found to have lug nut infractions.
The Penske Racing number two car driven by race winner Brad Keselowski was found to have one lug nut improperly secured. Crew chief Jeremy Bullins was fined $10,000.
The number eight Richard Childress Racing car driven by Tyler Reddick was also found to have a single lug nut improperly secured and crew chief Randall Burnett was fined $10,000.
The Joe Gibbs Racing number 19 car driven by Martin Truex Jr also had an unsecured lug nut and crew chief James Small was fined $10,000.
While the Xfinity Series did not run last weekend, NASCAR has issued a penalty to DGM Racing for an infraction involving the NASCAR testing policy.
The NASCAR rule book prohibits private vehicle testing. Over the weekend, DGM driver Alex Labbe was seen running laps at the road course at Daytona International Speedway in a Sports Car Club of America’s (SCCA) GT-1 class car.
NASCAR’s Xfinity Series is set to run the road course on August 15 with no practice or qualifying runs prior to the race.
As a result of the infraction, team owner Mario Gosselin has been fined $50,000 and has been docked 75 car owner points. Driver Alex Labbe has also been docked 75 driver points; dropping him from 16th to 21st in the driver standings.
DGM Racing has announced that they will appeal the ruling; saying, “DGM Racing is aware of the allegations against us. We feel we followed all the proper protocol and will be appealing the penalty. We are unable to comment further. Thank you for the support we have received so far.”