It was a busy time for the NASCAR officials after the Xfinity and Cup Series races at Homestead Miami last weekend.

Once the post race inspection process was completed, a total of eleven teams had been penalized.  While nearly all of the penalties were lug nut related, one driver’s finish was disqualified and was placed in last place.

The number 23 car driven by Tyler Reddick was disqualified from the Contender Boats 250 after the car failed the rear ride height requirement during the post race inspection process.  Reddick had originally finished the race in second place behind first time race winner Myatt Snider.  His number 23 car was moved to 40th place after the infraction. 

While Reddick is a full time driver in the Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing, he would not have received any points in the race.

In other penalty news…
Four Xfinity Series cars were charged with having a lug nut improperly secured during the rpost race inspection process.

The crew chiefs for each team was fined $5,000 for the infraction.

The four cars were:
The JR Motorsports number eight car driven by Josh Berry with Taylor Moyer as crew chief
The Kaulig Racing number 16 car driven by AJ Allmendinger with Jason Trinchere as crew chief
The Joe Gibbs Racing number 19 car driven by Brandon Jones with Jeff Meendering as crew chief
The Jeremy Clemenst Racing number 51 car driven by Jeremy Clements with Mark Stezer as crew chief

On the Cup Series side, the crew chiefs of the six penalized cars for an improperly secured lug nut were fined $10,000 each.

The penalized cars were:
The Richard Childress Racing number eight car driven by Tyler Reddick with Randall Burnett as crew chief
The Hendrick Motorsports number nine driven by Chase Elliott with Alan Gustafson as crew chief
The Joe Gibbs Racing number 18 car driven by Kyle Busch with Ben Beshore as crew chief
The Joe Gibbs Racing number 19 car driven by Martin Truex Jr with James Small as crew chief
The Stewart-Haas Racing number 41 car driven by Cole Custer with Mike Shiplett as crew chief.
The Chip Ganassi Racing number 42 car driven by Ross Chastain with Phil Surgen as crew chi