Crew chiefs from three Xfinity Series teams and one Camping World Truck Series team have been suspended for lug nut violations at Bristol.
Matt Swiderski, crew chief for Austin Cindric’s No. 12 Team Penske Ford, and Jason Miller, crew chief for the No. 76 SS Green Light Racing Chevrolet driven by Spencer Boyd, have been fined $20,000 and suspended for the next three Xfinity races for having three unsecured lug nuts. The teams have been docked 35 driver points and 35 owner points.
The penalty drops Cindric from ninth to 10th in the standings, but keeps him above the playoff cutline.
Brian Wilson, crew chief for Penske’s No. 22 Ford (driven by Joey Logano at Bristol) has been suspended one race and fined $10,000 for two unsecured or missing lug nuts.
The No. 68 Clay Greenfield Motorsports Chevrolet Truck was penalized for added ballast that fell off the car during practice. Crew chief Danny Gill, truck chief Melvin Burns Jr. and mechanic William Guinade have been suspended from the next three points-paying events through Oct. 17. The suspension does not affect Gill’s job as Jeremy Clements’ crew chief in the Xfinity Series.
Carl Joiner Jr., crew chief for the No. 88 ThorSport Racing Ford of Matt Crafton, was fined $2,500 for a loose or missing lug nut.
There were no penalties in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.