NASCAR has issued a number of penalties after the race in Phoenix plus the officials have issued a suspension.
A total of five penalties were issued; all related to lug nut violations.
NASCAR officials found a single lug nut improperly secured in the post-race inspection process. As a result of the infraction, the crew chiefs were each charged with a $10,000 fine…
The number one Chip Ganassi Racing car driven by Kurt Busch with Matt McCall as crew chief
The number 18 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Kyle Busch with Ben Beshore as crew chief
The number 24 Hendrick Motorsports car driven by William Byron with Rudy Fugle as crew chief.
Two more Cup Series teams were charged with a more serious infraction for having two lug nuts improperly secured. Those infractions result in a fine of $20,000 each plus a one race suspension…
The number two Team Penske car driven by Brad Keselowski with Jeremy Bullins as crew chief
The number 99 Trackhouse Racing car driven by Daniel Suarez with Travis Mack as crew chief
There were no penalties issued for the Xfinity Series after Saturday’s race in Phoenix.
While the Camping World Truck Series did not race in Phoenix, NASCAR has issued a penalty. Citing a violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse rules, GMS Racing engineer Jonathan Stewart has been suspended indefinitely.
There are a series of protocols that Stewart will have to follow in order to be reinstated.