The lug nut monster has been very busy the past few weeks.  NASCAR has issued penalties to four teams after the races at Richmond Raceway this past weekend.  At least one team in all three of the NASCAR Series received a penalty for lug nut infractions.

In the NASCAR Cup Series , the Joe Gibbs Racing number eleven car driven by Denny Hamlin and the Penske Racing number 12 car driven by Ryan Blaney were both found to have a single lug nut improperly secured during the post-race inspection process.  As a result of the infractions, number eleven crew chief Chris Gabehart and number 12 crew chief Todd Gordon were fined $10,000 each.

In the Xfinity Series, the Kaulig Racing number 10 driven by Ross Chastain was also found to have a single lug nut improperly secured with crew chief Bruce Schlicker being fine $5,000.

In the Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series the Hattori Racing Enterprises number 16 truck driven by Austin Hill was found to have a single lug nut improperly secured with crew chief Scott Zipadelli being fined $2,500.

No further penalties were assessed to the Joe Gibbs Racing number 18 driven by Kyle Busch after Busch had to start the race form the back of the field after failing the pre-race inspection twice on Saturday night.