Apparently Miles wasn’t the only Monster at the Monster Mile in Dover, Delaware this past weekend. The lug nut monster was very busy on Saturday and Sunday with a total of nine teams being assessed a penalty for a lug nut violation in the doubleheader weekend.
With NASCAR limiting the number of personnel at the track, the teams are allowed only five crew members over the wall on pit stops; as a result, the crews must do much more in a very limited amount of time if they wish to be competitive.
In the NASCAR Cup Series the crew chief is fined $10,000 per improperly secured lug nut; while the fine is only $5,000 for crew chiefs in the Xfinity. Series.
In the NASCAR Cup Series…
the number three Richard Childress Racing car driven by Austin Dillon with Justin Alexander as crew chief
the number eleven Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Saturday race winner Denny Hamlin with Chris Gabehart as crew chief
the number 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Erik Jones with Chris Gayle as crew chief
the number 21 Wood Brothers Racing car driven by Matt DiBenedetto with Greg Irwin as crew Chief
the number 22 Team Penske car driven by Joey Logano with Paul Wolfe as crew chief
and the number 95 Leavine Family Racing car driven by Christopher Bell with Jason Ratcliff
we’re all found to have one of their lug nuts improperly secured.
Also found to have an improperly secured lug nut were Xfinity Series teams…
The Joe Gibbs Racing number 18 car driven by Riley Herbst with Dave Rogers as crew chief
The number 22 Team Penske car driven by Austin Cindric with Brian Wilson as crew chief
And the number Martins Motorsports car driven by Tommy Joe Martins with Buddy Sisco as crew chief