NASCAR Issues Penalties Following Kentucky Speedway Weekend

Wednesday, Jul 12 1525

NASCAR announced penalties on Wednesday following the race weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Two of the three penalties came in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the other one being in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. There were no issues found in the Camping World Truck Series garage over the weekend.

The No. 42 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team got the worst penalty over the weekend. Crew chief Chad Johnston has been fined $75,000 and suspended for the next three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. The team will lose 35 driver and owner points for violating sections 20.4.h; Section 20.15.2.2 Rear Brake Cooling Assembly I-2, f. Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes. Ductwork or other devices are not allowed to pass from one area of the interior of the vehicle to another or to the outside of the vehicle.

Chip Ganassi Racing issued the following statement via social media:

"We accept the penalty and will move forward."

The No. 18 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team was found to have improperly installed lug nuts after the race. As a result, crew chief Adam Stevens fined $10,000.

Crew chief Thomas Machek has been fined $10,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series championship points race. The No. 01 XFINITY Series team was found to have improperly installed lugnuts.

Brett Winningham

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