The No. 18 team, which scored its third win of the season at Kansas last Saturday night, was found to be in violation of the section in the NASCAR rule book pertaining to “parts or system configurations of importance not meeting the NASCAR rules.”
Sources told @Motorsport that all lug nuts were glued on but not all five were hit by pit gun
— Jim Utter (@jim_utter) May 11, 2016
Busch’s crew chief Adam Stevens was fined $20,000, suspended through May 18 and placed on probation through Dec. 31. Likewise, the front tire changer was suspended through May 18 and placed on probation through Dec. 31.
Five teams were also warned by NASCAR, including the No. 43 team of Aric Almirola twice, for failing multiple parts of pre-qualifying inspection.
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