The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team of Riley Herbst has been penalized following Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR officials announced Tuesday afternoon.
The L1 infraction stemmed from an improperly mounted ballast discovered during pre-race inspection at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Along with a pass-through penalty served by Herbst following the green flag in the Wawa 250 powered by Coca-Cola, the team has been assessed a loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.
Herbst recovered to finish fourth in Friday night’s event, his third top five of the 2020 season.