Since its return to racing, NASCAR has had some very busy weekends with some of the series running doubleheaders and a track easily seeing four and five races in a two or three day period.

Surprisingly with fewer team members allowed at the tracks and a reduction in the size of over the wall pit crew, there have been a minimal number of penalties with improperly secured lug nuts being the most often charged penalty.

Over the past weekend, all three of the NASCAR Racing Series made history by running stock cars and trucks on the road course at Daytona International Speedway. 

Only two penalties were issued by NASCAR, both in the NASCAR Cup Series for having a lug nut improperly secured in the post-race inspection process.

The number four Stewart-Haas Racing car driven by Kevin Harvick and the number 19 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Martin Truex Jr were the teams charged.  As a result, the number four car’s crew chief Rodney Childrers and the number 19’s crew chief James Small were each fined $10,000 for the infraction.