NASCAR announced penalties following the weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday. Both infractions stemmed from post-race inspection and involved a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. There were no infractions found in the NASCAR Camping World Truck or XFINITY Series garages.
The most significant penalty was found in the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing camp. Rodney Childers, crew chief of the No. 4 Ford with driver Kevin Harvick, has been fined $50,000. Robert Smith, car chief of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, has been suspended for the next two premier series races.
The team will lose 20 driver and owner points as a result of the L1 penalty for violating sections 220.127.116.11 (Rear Window Support and Structure b. and c.) and 20.4.18 (Rocker Panel Extensions .b Note: Rear Window Support Braces must keep the rear window glass rigid in all directions at all times. The Right Side Rocker Panel Extension did not meet NASCAR rule specifications, extension was not aluminum).
It is unclear whether or not they will appeal.
The other penalty in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series involved a lug nut violation. Todd Parrott, crew chief of the No. 55 Chevrolet with driver Joey Gase, has been fined $10,000.