No. 2 Team Penske Ford team penalized following Kansas Speedway tire issue
NASCAR officials penalized the No. 2 Team Penske Ford team Tuesday for the loss of a tire after last weekend’s events at Kansas Speedway.
Austin Cindric drove the No. 2 Ford to a 31st-place finish in Sunday’s AdventHealth 400. Earlier in the race, a flat right front tire forced him into contact with the wall going into Turn 1. The tire then subsequently broke off and began rolling away onto the track, a violation detailed in Section 220.127.116.11.A & C in the NASCAR Rule Book, pertaining to loss or separation of an improperly installed tire/wheel from the vehicle..
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As a result, crew members Keiston France and Patrick Gray have been suspended from the next two Championship Series events.
The Cup Series next races in Sunday’s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway (3 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).