NASCAR competition officials issued penalties Tuesday across all three of its national series for lug-nut safety violations after last weekend’s events at Richmond Raceway.
In the Cup Series, two crew chiefs were fined $10,000 after their cars were found with one unsecured lug nut each after Saturday’s 400-lap race. The teams penalized under Section 10.9.10.4 of the NASCAR Rule Book:
- No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of driver Denny Hamlin (crew chief Chris Gabehart)
- No. 12 Team Penske Ford of driver Ryan Blaney (crew chief Todd Gordon)
In the Xfinity Series, crew chief Bruce Schlicker was assessed a $5,000 fine for a lug-nut violation on the Kaulig Racing No. 10 Chevrolet of Ross Chastain after Friday’s event.
In the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, officials handed down a $2,500 fine to crew chief Scott Zipadelli for one missing or unsecured lug nut on the No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota of driver Austin Hill.