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NASCAR Penalties, Fines & Suspensions 2017

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Points Penalties / Suspensions for the 2017 season

Martinsville (10/29) #14-Bowyer; Crew chief (Michael Bugarewicz) suspended for 1 race, fined $25,000; team/driver docked 10 points (no appeal)

Chicago (9/17) #24-Elliott; Crew chief (Alan Gustafson) suspended for 1 race, fined $25,000; team/driver docked 15 points (no appeal)

Darlington (9/3) #11-Hamlin; Crew chief (Mike Wheeler) suspended for 2 races, fined $50k; team/driver docked 25 points (no appeal); #88-Earnhardt, Jr.; Crew chief (Greg Ives) suspended for 2 races, fined $20k (no appeal)

Pocono (7/30): #77-Jones; Crew chief (Chris Gayle) suspended for 2 races, fined $50k; team/driver docked 25 points (no appeal)

Dover (7/8): #42-Larson; Crew chief (Chris Johnston) suspended for 3 races, fined $75k; team/driver docked 35 points (no appeal)

Dover (6/4): #18-Busch, Crew chief (Adam Stevens), tire changer (Jacob Seminara) and tire carrier (Kenneth Barber) suspended for 4 races (no appeal)

Talladega (5/7): #43-Almirola, 35 drivers/owners pts; failed postrace measurements; crew chief Drew Blickensderfer fined $65,000/suspended 3 races (no appeal)

Richmond (4/30): #22-Logano, 25 drivers/owners pts; rear suspension violation; crew chief Todd Gordon fined $50,000/suspended 2 races (no appeal)

Phoenix (3/19): #2-Keselowski; 35 drivers/owners pt; failed postrace inspection/rear steer of more than 0.56 degrees of skew; crew chief Paul Wolfe fined $65,000/suspended 3 races (all appeals lost)

Phoenix (3/19): #4-Harvick; 10 drivers/owners pts; unapproved track bar slider assembly; crew chief Rodney Childers fined $25,000/suspended 1 race (no appeal)

Daytona (2/26): #47-Allmendinger; 35 drivers/owners pts; loose lug nuts; crew chief Randall Burnett fined $65,000/suspended 3 races (appeal lost)

NOTE: all above are also Encumbered Race Finishes, which means the finish will not count in any tiebreakers and a win will not count to get in the playoffs


For the history of appeals, see the NASCAR Penalty History page

For penalties/infractions by race, go to the 2017 NASCAR Cup Results / Points Links page for the links

What happens to the money from the penalties?
Since the start of the 2008 season, all money collected from fines issued to drivers go to NASCAR,
then NASCAR donates the money to the NASCAR Foundation for its charitable initiatives.
The drivers do NOT get a tax deduction on fines.
Before 2008, the money collected from driver/crew member penalties are generally placed into the Drivers Points Fund awarded at the end of the season.


Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Penalties / Suspensions

Homestead post-race penalties: After Homestead, the Cup teams of #20-Kenseth and #2-Keselowski were penalized for lug nut violations. The XFINITY team of #16-Ryan Reed also received a lug nut penalty. [More](11-21-2017)

Martinsville post-race penalties: After Martinsville, the Cup team of #14-Bowyer was fined $25,000 for a TV Video Package simulated weight that did not meet NASCAR specifications. The team/driver was penalized 10 points. Also, #19-Suarez, and #13-Dillon received lug nut fines.[More](11-11-2017)

Charlotte post-race penalties: After Charlotte, the Cup team of #19-Suarez was fined $10,000 for a lug nut violation, and the XFINITY teams of Matt Tifft and Blake Koch received height violations. Respective crew chiefs Chris Rice were fined $10,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series points race, as well as the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.[More](10-11-2017)

Dover & Las Vegas post-race penalties: After Dover, the Cup teams of #14-Bowyer and #77-Jones were fined $5000 for lug nut violations, and the XFINITY teams of Erik Jones and Brennan Poole received lug nut violations. In addition the XFINITY team of #21-Daniel Hemric was penalized for the loss of ballast from the car. His crew chief, car chief and engineer were suspended for 4 races. In the Truck Series, Matt Crafton was cited for a lug nut violation. [More](10-3-2017)

New Hampshire post-race penalties NASCAR released the Post-Event Penalty Report for New Hampshire Motor Speedway & Kentucky Speedway: #14 Crew chief, Mike Bugarewicz, has been fined $10,000 for Lug nut(s) not properly installed.[Read More Here](9-26-2017)

Chicago post-race penalties: #24-Elliott's team was penalized for improper body modifications. Crew chief Alan Gustafson was suspended for 1 race and fined $25,000. The team and owner were penalized 15 points. Meanwhile #20 Kenseth received a lug nut penalty.[More](9-19-2017)

Richmond post-race penalties: #41-Busch's and #77-Jones teams were penalized for a lug nut violation following Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway.[More](9-12-2017)

Darlington post-race penalties: Two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and two XFINITY Series penalties were issued after the races at Darlington Raceway. The Cup teams of #11-Hamlin and #88-Earnhardt, Jr. were penalized. Both drivers had their crew chiefs suspended for two races. Hamlin's win is encumbered. In the XFINITY Series, #18-Hamlin and #22-Logano's teams were penalized. Both crew chiefs were suspended two races and Hamlin's XFINITY race win was also encumbered.[More](9-6-2017)

Suarez crew chief fined for missing lugnut: NASCAR issued penalties Wednesday to one team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and two organizations in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for lug-nut violations. All penalties came after post-race inspections revealed one unsecured lug nut on each vehicle after last week's events at Bristol Motor Speedway. That included one infraction after Saturday's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, involving the Joe Gibbs Racing #19 Toyota driven by Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Daniel Suarez. Suarez's crew chief, Scott Graves, was fined $10,000 for the violation.(NASCAR)(8-23-2017)

Pocono / Iowa post-race penalties: Several penalties were issued following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Camping World Truck Series races at Pocono Raceway and the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Iowa Speedway, including #77-Jones. Crew chief (Chris Gayle) has been fined $50,000 and suspended for two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Points Events. Team has been assessed with the loss of 25 owner points and 25 driver points.[More](8-2-2017)

New Hampshire post-race penalties: Two penalties were issued following the Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2017. The crew chiefs for Daniel Suarez and Kurt Busch were each fined $10,000 for lugnut violations.[More](7-19-2017)

Eleven teams to lose practice time at NHMS #42-Kyle Larson and #14-Clint Bowyer each will sit out 30 minutes of Saturday's final Cup practice for failing inspection before last weekend's race at Kentucky.
All told, eleven Cup teams will miss practice time this weekend because of inspection issues at previous events. Four Cup drivers - #34-Landon Cassill, #55-Gray Gaulding, #72-Cole Whitt and #95-Michael McDowell - will each miss 15 minutes of Friday's practice for being late to inspection before last weekend's event at Kentucky. Five Cup drivers - #4-Kevin Harvick, #77-Erik Jones, #24-Chase Elliott, #33-Jeffrey Earnhardt and #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. - each will miss 15 minutes of Saturday's final practice session for failing inspection before last weekend's race at Kentucky.(NBC Sports)(7-14-2017)

Kentucky Penalties; Larson docked 35 pts & crew chief suspended: #42-Kyle Larson, the points leader in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, was fined 35 driver points and crew chief Chad Johnston suspended three races and fined $75,000 after NASCAR found that the #42 Chevy from the Kentucky race had an illegal rear brake cooling assembly. The 2nd place 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. The team was assessed with the loss of 35 owner points. The loss of points drop Larson from 1st in the drivers points standings to 2nd, now 34 behind #78-Truex Jr. Also fined was #18-Kyle Busch's crew chief, Adam Stevens, was fined $10,000 for one loose lugnut.(NASCAR)[More](see full report here)
Statement on penalty assessed by NASCAR to the #42 team and Crew Chief Chad Johnston. "We accept the penalty and will move forward"(Chip Ganassi Racing Twitter)(7-12-2017)

Pocono & Texas penalty report: NASCAR released the Post-Event Penalty Report for Pocono Raceway & Texas Motor Speedway. There were only two infractions. In the Cup Series, #19-Suarez was penalized for lug nuts not properly installed. Crew chief (Scott Graves) has been fined $10,000.[More](6-14-2017)

Dover post-race penalties announced: #18-Busch crew chief (Adam Stevens), tire changer (Jacob Seminara) and tire carrier (Kenneth Barber) have been suspended from all NASCAR Series Championship Points Events through July 3, 2017 for a wheel coming off during the Dover race.[More](6-7-2017)

#4 Crew Chief Childers fined for lugnut infraction NASCAR released the Post-Event Penalty Report for Charlotte Motor Speedway. There was only one infraction:
Lug nut(s) not properly installed, #4 Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief, Rodney Childers, fined $10,000. See the --- CMS Post-Event Penalty Report (pdf)(5-31-2017)

Talladega penalties announced NASCAR has announced the following penalties have been announced following the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 7, 2017: #43 team of Aric Almirola assessed L1 penalty for violation of Sections 20.17.3.1.2: Post-Race General Inspection Measurements. #7 team of Elliott Sadler, for violation of Safety Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels. Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed. Reid T. Ferguson, a crew member, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR due to violation of the substance abuse policy.[More](5-10-2017)

Penske's Final Appeal denied: Team Penske failed Tuesday in its final appeal of penalties issued to Brad Keselowski and his team for having too much skew in the rear suspension following the March 19 race at Phoenix International Raceway. Keselowski, who finished fifth in that race, was docked 35 points while his crew chief Paul Wolfe received a three-race suspension and a $65,000 fine. Wolfe has already served two races of his suspension, and he will miss the race this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
NASCAR final appeals officer Bryan Moss was unavailable Tuesday and was replaced by veteran television executive Roger Werner, who is chairman of the racing sanctioning-body coalition Automobile Competition Committee for the United States that serves as the U.S. representative in meetings with world-wide racing sanctioning body Federation Internationale de l'Automobile. Werner upheld NASCAR's penalty as the Penske car had more than 0.56 degrees of skew in its rear suspension when measured from one rear wheel to the other. NASCAR's new rules this year have eliminated all rear skew, and teams are given a tolerance for what NASCAR would consider the amount of movement that could occur naturally during the race and not be an egregious competition advantage. Wolfe served two races of his suspension by missing the race at Auto Club Speedway in California and the race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. The points already had been docked from Keselowski's total (but would have been reinstated if the appeal was successful). He remains in third, seven points behind second-place Martin Truex Jr. and 14 ahead of Chase Elliott.(ESPN)(5-9-2017)

TEAM PENSKE STATEMENT ON FINAL APPEAL "We are disappointed in the outcome of today's final appeal hearing. While we appreciate the process that NASCAR and the National Motorsports Appeals Panel has put in place to resolve issues like this, we felt like the penalties received following the March event at Phoenix were unjust. Brian Wilson will once again serve as Brad Keselowski's crew chief this weekend at Kansas Speedway. We're happy to finally have this behind us as the No. 2 team focuses its efforts on another Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship."(Team Penske)(5-9-2017)

TEAM PENSKE STATEMENT ON #22 CAR PENALTY "We understand and accept the penalty that was communicated to us today by NASCAR following last weekend's victory by the #22 car at Richmond. We are disappointed by the notice, however, we do not plan to appeal the penalty. The #22 team remains focused on competing for wins as we work towards the NASCAR Playoffs and a Championship. Race Engineer Miles Stanley will serve as Joey Logano's crew chief this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, while Greg Erwin will help call race strategy on Sunday."(Team Penske)(5-4-2017)

Logano and #22 team penalized, loses points, RIR win is encumbered: NASCAR on Thursday issued an L1-level penalty to Team Penske's #22 team for a rear suspension violation discovered during teardown at the R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina. The penalty carries multiple consequences, which includes making Joey Logano's win at Richmond on Sunday encumbered. The encumbered win is the first for a victorious Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team since NASCAR adopted that policy in 2016. What that means is Logano cannot use the Richmond win as consideration for an automatic playoff spot. Should Logano still make the postseason, the five playoff points that come with a victory would not apply for Richmond. The official race record will still list Logano as the winner. Additional penalties are a $50,000 fine and two-race suspension for crew chief Todd Gordon, and the loss of 25 driver points and 25 owner points.(NASCAR.COM)[More](5-4-2017)

Updates of #2 Team Penske Phoenix penalty and appeals: NASCAR's National Motorsports Appeals commission still is working to schedule a hearing for Team Penske, ensuring that #2 crew chief Paul Wolfe will be with Brad Keselowski this weekend (at Texas). A NASCAR official confirmed Wednesday morning that next week would be the earliest that the team's appeal of a Phoenix penalty would be heard, meaning the deferment of Wolfe's suspension would continue at Texas Motor Speedway. Team owner Roger Penske said after Keselowski's win at Martinsville that the team felt confident about its chances because it was challenging the consistency of NASCAR procedures. The team is claiming that it received only one attempt to pass the post-race inspection at the LIS platform while others have gotten multiple attempts. "You get the call that you failed the certain metric, and we wanted to get the car back and look at it ourselves," Penske said, explaining why it waited a week to file an appeal. "We huddled and decided it's going to be better for everybody if we can state our case and maybe overall, (NASCAR will) change some rules so maybe we'll have a level playing field.(NBC Sports)(4-5-2017)
UPDATE: Brad Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe will be suspended for the next two races as a three-member NASCAR appeals panel ruled against Team Penske following a hearing Wednesday. Keselowski's fifth-place car failed postrace inspection March 19 at Phoenix International Raceway as it had a rear steer of more than 0.56 degrees of skew. NASCAR suspended Wolfe for three races, fined him $65,000 and docked Keselowski 35 points. Wolfe sat out one race before Penske decided to appeal the penalty. He is expected to miss the upcoming races at Bristol and Richmond.(ESPN.com)(4-12-2017)
UPDATE2: "While we are disappointed in today's results, we plan to immediately request a final appeal hearing as outlined in the NASCAR rulebook. While the appeals process runs its course, we will continue to move forward and our focus will remain on getting prepared for the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway."(Team Penske)(4-12-2017)
UPDATE3: The final appeal for penalties issued to Brad Keselowski and his Penske team from the March 19 race at Phoenix will be April 25. NASCAR will allow crew chief Paul Wolfe to be at this weekend's race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Wolfe, who sat out the race following Phoenix, faces a suspension of two additional races and will have to choose whether he wants to be at Bristol with the possibility of missing the following races at Richmond and Talladega. While a crew chief has limited impact at Talladega because there is little room for adjustments on the car, it is one of the 10 NASCAR playoff tracks.(ESPN.com)
UPDATE4: The date for Team Penske's final appeal of L1-level penalties issued last month has been pushed back one day due to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race postponement at Bristol. NASCAR officials said the hearing is now scheduled for 6:00pm/et on Wednesday, April 26 at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina. It previously had been scheduled for Tuesday. Bryan Moss, the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, will preside over the hearing. The session will determine the final outcome of penalties issued March 22 to the Roger Penske-owned #2 Ford team after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway. Team Penske filed the paperwork for a final appeal April 13, one day after the three-member National Motorsports Appeal Panel upheld the original penalties. That punishment included a three-race suspension for crew chief Paul Wolfe and a 35-point deduction for Brad Keselowski in the drivers' standings and the same amount for Penske in the owners' standings. With the appeal pending, a Team Penske official indicated that Wolfe is scheduled to be atop the pit box for Monday's Food City 500 at Bristol. Wolfe already has served one race of his three-race suspension, handing over the helm to Brian Wilson for the March 26 race at Auto Club Speedway.
Moss, the former president at Gulfstream Aerospace, has held the role of National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer since 2014. His ruling on April 26 will be final. The burden of proof will rest with Team Penske in the final appeal process. In the initial hearing, the burden of proof rested with NASCAR.(NASCAR.com)(4-24-2017)
UPDATE 5 Brad Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe plans to continue to work races as the Team Penske final appeal hearing scheduled for Wednesday was postponed to May 9. NASCAR Final Appeals officer Bryan Moss had to reschedule the hearing because he became ill.(ESPN.com)(4-26-2017)
UPDATE 6; Brad Keselowski crew chief Paul Wolfe will sit out this weekend's race at Talladega Superspeedway to serve the second race of a three-race suspension for penalties from the March 19 race at Phoenix. Team Penske has a final appeal of the penalties scheduled for next Tuesday, but Wolfe will sit out as a preemptive move in case the appeal fails, which would then require him to only sit out next week at Kansas but return for the all-star and 600-mile race weekends at Charlotte. Engineer Brian Wilson will take his place at Talladega.(ESPN.com)(5-2-2017)

Bristol Motor Speedway - Post-Event Penalty Report: Penalties have been issued following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway: #78 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team has been found in violation of Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels. Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed: Crew chief (Cole Pearn) has been fined $10,000.
#22 NASCAR XFINITY Series team has been found in violation of Sections 20.17.3.2.1.2 Post-Race Front Body. Inspection Heights and given an L1 penalty: Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes. Post-race height measurements were outside NASCAR allowed tolerances. Crew chief (Greg Erwin) has been fined $10,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series points race. Team assessed with the loss of 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series car owner points.[More](4-26-2017)

New date set for Team Penske's final appeal The date for #2 Team Penske's final appeal of L1-level penalties issued last month has been pushed back one day due to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race postponement at Bristol. NASCAR officials said the hearing is now scheduled for 6:00pm/et on Wednesday, April 26 at the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina. It previously had been scheduled for Tuesday.(NASCAR.com)[More](4-25-2017)

Penske to appeal Keselowski penalty: "After having the opportunity to review the facts, Team Penske has decided to appeal the penalties following the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race in Phoenix. We have requested an appeal hearing and we plan to follow the process as outlined in the NASCAR rulebook. The appeals administration has granted our request to defer the two races remaining on Paul Wolfe's suspension until the results of our appeal are known.".[More](3-29-2017)

Stewart-Haas to appeal Harvick penalty UPDATE: Officials with Team Penske have not determined if the organization will appeal penalties handed down to the #2 team and driver Brad Keselowski on Wednesday, according to a statement from the team. Stewart-Haas Racing, meanwhile, announced it would appeal the penalty for the #4 team of Kevin Harvick.
UPDATE: Stewart-Haas Racing team has dropped its appeal of penalties issued last week for an unapproved track bar slider assembly used during the March 19 race at Phoenix, according to a NASCAR spokesman. Crew chief Rodney Childers will serve a one-race suspension this weekend at Martinsville. Harvick was docked 10 points and Childers fined $25,000 for the violation. Harvick, on his weekly SiriusXM show, said: "It's kind of like growing up as a kid -- sometimes you get in trouble and you have to suffer the consequences."[More](3-28-2017)

Phoenix post-race penalties: The #2 team of Brad Keselowski has be assessed an L1 penalty following Phoenix Raceway. Crew chief (Paul Wolfe) has been fined $65,000 and suspended from the next three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points events. Team has been assessed with the loss of 35 driver and 35 team owner points. The penalty was assessed for violation of: Sections 20.17.3.1.2 Post-Race General Inspection Measurements. Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes. Failed the post-race rear wheel steer on the LIS.
In addition, the #4 team of Kevin Harvick has been assessed an L1 penalty for violation of: Sections 20.3.3.3 I-4 Track Bar Mount and Supports Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes. Track bar slider assembly not approved. Crew chief (Rodney Childers) has been fined $25,000 and suspended from the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points event. Team has been assessed with the loss of 10 driver and 10 team owner points.(NASCAR)(3-22-2017)

Allmendinger penalized for loose lug nuts: NASCAR released its weekly Post-Event Penalty Report, this week for Atlanta Motor Speedway.
#47-Allmendinger - Violation of Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels.
Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes.
Lug nut(s) not properly installed.
Crew chief (Randall Burnett) has been fined $65,000 and suspended from the next three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points events. Team has been assessed with the loss of 35 driver and 35 owner points.[More](3-8-2017)
UPDATE: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel upheld penalties against the #47 JTG Daugherty Racing team that competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series following a hearing Wednesday at NASCAR's Research & Development Center in Concord, N.C.[More](3-22-2017)

AJ Allmendinger faces discipline over loose lug nuts in Cup race: JTG Daugherty Racing driver AJ Allmendinger faces a 35-point penalty and his crew chief Randall Burnett faces a three-race suspension and a $65,000 fine because Allmendinger had three lug nuts not secure on his car at the end of the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at Atlanta. Allmendinger, who finished third last week in the Daytona 500, was 26th Sunday. He is 11th in the standings thanks to the Daytona finish, but a 35-point penalty would drop him from to 35th in the standings two races into the season.[More](3-5-2017)

Blickensderfer fined for missing lug nut after Daytona 500 NASCAR released its weekly Post-Event Penalty Report, this week for Daytona International Speedway, only one penalty was announced: Drew Blickensderfer, the crew chief for #43-Aric Almirola of Richard Petty Motorsports, was fined $10,000 for Lug nut(s) not properly installed at Daytona 500 post-race inspection. Of note, ESPN's Bob Pockrass mentioned in a Tweet that two lug nuts not properly installed is a one race suspension, three lug nuts not properly installed is a 35 point driver/owner points penalty AND a three-race suspension.(NASCAR)(3-2-2017)


XFINITY Series Penalties

Homestead post-race penalties: After Homestead, the Cup teams of #20-Kenseth and #2-Keselowski were penalized for lug nut violations. The XFINITY team of #16-Ryan Reed also received a lug nut penalty. [More](11-21-2017)

Phoenix post-race penalties: In addition to the penalty to #7-Justin Allgaier, the XFINITY Series teams of #22-Ryan Blaney and #18-Christopher Bell were fined due to lug nut violations. There were no Cup or Truck penalties. [More](11-15-2017)

Allgaier fails post-race inspection UPDATE: Justin Allgaier likely will be without crew chief Jason Burdett for the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race next week after NASCAR found his car had an unattached brake cooling hose following the race Saturday at Phoenix. A NASCAR spokesman said it likely will be a minimum "L1" penalty, which is 10 points (Allgaier made the playoffs by 30 points) and a one-race suspension to the crew chief along with a $10,000 fine. NASCAR will expedite any appeals.
UPDATE: JR Motorsports named veteran car chief Billy Wilburn as crew chief of the #7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture team for this Saturday's season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway as driver Justin Allgaier vies for the NASCAR Xfinity Series title. Wilburn has served as car chief with the #7 team for the past four season.[More](11-14-2017)

Kansas post-race penalties: Two post-race penalties were issued following the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Kansas Speedway. The teams of #19-Tifft and #22- Blaney were each fined for lug nut violations.[More](10-24-2017)

Charlotte post-race penalties: After Charlotte, the Cup team of #19-Suarez was fined $10,000 for a lug nut violation, and the XFINITY teams of Matt Tifft and Blake Koch received height violations. Respective crew chiefs Chris Rice were fined $10,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series points race, as well as the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.[More](10-11-2017)

Dover & Las Vegas post-race penalties: After Dover, the Cup teams of #14-Bowyer and #77-Jones were fined $5000 for lug nut violations, and the XFINITY teams of Erik Jones and Brennan Poole received lug nut violations. In addition the XFINITY team of #21-Daniel Hemric was penalized for the loss of ballast from the car. His crew chief, car chief and engineer were suspended for 4 races. In the Truck Series, Matt Crafton was cited for a lug nut violation. [More](10-3-2017)

Chicago post-race penalty: #98-Bubba Wallace's team received a lug nut penalty.[More](9-19-2017)

Richmond post-race penalty: #19-Matt Tifft's team was penalized for a lug nut violation following Friday night's XFINITY Series race at Richmond Raceway.[More](9-12-2017)

Darlington post-race penalties: Two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and two XFINITY Series penalties were issued after the races at Darlington Raceway. The Cup teams of #11-Hamlin and #88-Earnhardt, Jr. were penalized. Both drivers had their crew chiefs suspended for two races. Hamlin's win is encumbered. In the XFINITY Series, #18-Hamlin and #22-Logano's teams were penalized. Both crew chiefs were suspended two races and Hamlin's XFINITY race win was also encumbered.[More](9-6-2017)

Watkins Glen post-race penalty: JR Motorsports's #9 team crew chief David Elenz has been fined $10,000, suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship Points Event, and the team assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points following the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International for a violation of Section 20.17.3.2.2.2: Post-Race Rear Body Inspection Heights. JGL Racing's #28 team Crew chief Steven Lane and car chief Rick Markle have been suspended for the next three NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship Points Events under Section 20.17.2.1: Overall Vehicle Weight affixed improperly.[NASCAR](8-9-2017)
UPDATE: Statement from Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports, regarding the penalties incurred by the No. 9 team from Watkins Glen.
"After communicating with NASCAR on the penalty incurred by the No. 9 team following last weekend's race at Watkins Glen, we recognize and accept it," said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. "The team will move on to Mid-Ohio this weekend with engineer Brandon McSwain serving as interim crew chief for William Byron and the No. 9 Axalta team. Director of Competition Ryan Pemberton will help call the race from pit road on Saturday."[JR Motorsports](8-9-2017)

Indianapolis post-race penalty: Joe Gibbs Racing's #20 team crew chief Chris Gabehart has been fined $5000 following the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a violation of Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels - Lug nut not properly installed.[NASCAR](7-29-2017)

Kentucky XFINITY penalty announced: The #01-Harrison Rhodes team has been penalized following the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels. Note: Lug nut(s) not properly installed. Crew chief (Thomas Machek) has been fined $10,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series championship points race. [More](7-12-2017)

Michigan XFINITY penalties announced: NASCAR released the Post-Event Penalty Report for Michigan International Speedway. There were two XFINITY infractions: Joe Gibbs Racing's #20 team was penalized for the splitter not being flat. The race win was encumbered, crew chief (Chris Gabehart) has been fined $25,000 and suspended from the next two NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship Points Events, and the team has been assessed with the loss of 25 NASCAR XFINITY Series owner points. In addition, the #00 Stewart-Hass Racing team of Cole Custer was given a penalty for loose lug nut(s). Crew chief (Jeff Meendering) has been fined $5,000. [More](6-21-2017)

Dover post-race penalties announced: #19-Matt Tifft Crew chief (Matt Beckman) has been fined $5,000 for a loose lug nut.[More](6-7-2017)

Richmond XFINITY Series penalties announced: NASCAR has announced penalties to three NASCAR XFINITY Series teams following the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway on April 29. The teams of #21-Daniel Hemric, #3-Ty Dillon, and #46-Quinn Houff were penalized for lugnut violations.[More](5-4-2017)

Bristol Motor Speedway - Post-Event Penalty Report: #22 NASCAR XFINITY Series team has been found in violation of Sections 20.17.3.2.1.2 Post-Race Front Body. Inspection Heights and given an L1 penalty: Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes. Post-race height measurements were outside NASCAR allowed tolerances. Crew chief (Greg Erwin) has been fined $10,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series points race. Team assessed with the loss of 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series car owner points.[More](4-26-2017)

Auto Club Speedway penalty: #6-Darrell Wallace, Jr's crew chief has been fined $5000 for a lugnut violation found during post-race inspection at Auto Club Speedway.[More](3-30-2017)

Kyle Busch's car fails post-race inspection UPDATE The Joe Gibbs Racing race-winning Xfinity Series car of #18-Kyle Busch failed postrace height inspection following the event Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway as it was too low in the left front and right front.[More](3-4-2017)
UPDATE: #18-Kyle Busch has been penalized for violation of Sections 20.17.3.2.1.2 Post-Race Front Body Inspection Heights
Note: Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered Race Finishes.
Post-race height measurements were outside NASCAR allowed tolerances.
Crew chief (Scott Graves) has been fined $10,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR XFINITY Series points event. Team has been assessed with the loss of 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series owner points.[More](3-8-2017)

#20 team penalized for qualifying infraction at Atlanta: NASCAR officials announced Saturday that the Joe Gibbs Racing #20 Toyota team in the XFINITY Series had been penalized for an infraction found in Friday night's pre-qualifying inspection at Atlanta Motor Speedway.[More](3-4-2017)


Camping World Truck Series Penalties

Two teams fail inspection post Texas UPDATE: Justin Haley's #24 Chevrolet was too low in post race inspection and championship point leader Christopher Bell's #4 Toyota was missing a lugnut.(11-4-2017)
UPDATE: Haley's crew chief Kevin Bellicourt has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship points event, the team assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.Bell's crew chief Rudy Fugle has been fined $2,500.[More](11-7-2017)

Dover & Las Vegas post-race penalties: After Dover, the Cup teams of #14-Bowyer and #77-Jones were fined $5000 for lug nut violations, and the XFINITY teams of Erik Jones and Brennan Poole received lug nut violations. In addition the XFINITY team of #21-Daniel Hemric was penalized for the loss of ballast from the car. His crew chief, car chief and engineer were suspended for 4 races. In the Truck Series, Matt Crafton was cited for a lug nut violation. [More](10-3-2017)

Gilliland truck fails post race after third place finish UPDATE Following inspection, NASCAR discovered improper air intake modifications on the No. 51 Pedigree Toyota piloted by third-place finisher Todd Gilliland. It was his first top-five finish in the Camping World Truck Series.
UPDATE: Race finish is encumbered, Crew chief Kevin Manion has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Points Event. Team assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points.[More](9-27-2017)
UPDATE 2: The National Motorsports Appeals Panel today heard and considered an appeal of an L1-level penalty issued on Sept. 26 to Kevin Manion (crew chief), Kyle Busch (owner) and Todd Gilliland (driver), relative to the No. 51 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The penalty concerns the following section in the 2017 NASCAR Rule Book: Section 20.15.2.2 Rear Brake Cooling Assembly. Upon hearing the testimony, the decisions of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel are: The Appellants violated the Rules set forth in the Penalty Notice. The Panel affirms and upholds the original Penalties assessed by NASCAR.The Appellants have the right to appeal the decision of the National Motorsports Appeals Panel to the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer in accordance with Section 15 of the NASCAR Rule Book.[NASCAR](10-5-2017)

Michigan penalty report: NASCAR released the Post-Event Penalty Report for Michigan International Speedway. The #99 team's race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered for vent holes at the bed top must be configured for air intake only.Crew chief (Shane Huffman) has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World TruckSeries Championship Points Event. Team assessed with the loss of 10 owner points. The team won Michigan with driver Darrell Wallace, Jr. The #98 with driver Grant Enfinger was penalized under Section 20.17.3.2.1.2 Post-Race Front Body Inspection Heights outside NASCAR allowed tolerances. Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10. Crew chief (Jeff Hensley) has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Points Event. Team assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points. The team was also penalized under Section 20.17.2.1 Overall Vehicle Weight affixed improperly. Crew chief (Jeff Hensley) and truck chief (Josh Hankish) have been suspended from the next two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Points Events.[More]
UPDATE: NASCAR states that Hensley can serve both suspensions at the same time, so he will only miss two races total. By sitting out tonight's Bristol race, he will fulfill his one-race suspension for the heights infraction and one of the two races he's suspended for the safety violation. Hensley then will have to miss the Sept. 3 race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He'll be able to return for the Sept. 15 race at Chicagoland Speedway. ThorSport Racing will not appeal the penalties.Bud Haefele will serve as the crew chief for the next two races for Enfinger's team. Rich Riley will ser as the truck chief in that same span. With the penalty, Enfinger is 24 points out of the final playoff spot.[NBC Sports](8-16-2017)

Pocono & Texas penalty report: NASCAR released the Post-Event Penalty Report for Pocono Raceway & Texas Motor Speedway. There were only two infractions. In the Camping World Truck Series, #29-Chase Briscoe was penalized for lug nuts not properly installed. Crew chief (Buddy Sisco) has been fined $2,5000.[More](6-14-2017)

Dover post-race penalties announced: #29-Chase Briscoe Crew chief (Mike Hillman Jr.), tire changer (Wesley McPherson) and tire carrier (Eric Pinkiert) have been suspended from all NASCAR Series Championship Points Events through July 9, 2017 for having a wheel come off during the race.[More](6-7-2017)

Charlotte penalty announced: The #24 GMS Racing entry driven by Justin Haley received a penalty for failing height requirements following the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.[More](5-25-2017)

Elliott truck fails post race inspection: The #23 Chevrolet driven by Chase Elliott in Saturday's Active Pest Control 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway failed post race inspection for being too low and having a loose lug nut. [More](3-4-2017)


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