Team Penske employee Dave Nichols Jr. has been suspended for one race after his actions in a post-race scuffle between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR announced Monday, Oct. 28.
Nichols, a tire technician for Logano’s No. 22, was found to have violated a portion of the NASCAR rule book, which addresses ““member-to-member confrontation with physical violence,” at the Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Nichols will sit out this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
No other crew members or drivers from either team were penalized following the fight.
Additionally, NASCAR reported that four teams were fined $10,000 each for lug nut violations at Martinsville: Ryan Blaney’s No. 12, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s No. 17, Kyle Busch’s No. 18 and William Byron’s No. 24.