Chip Ganassi, owner of Chip Ganassi Racing, has been fined and suspended for violating NASCAR’s at-track COVID-19 protocol, NASCAR announced Feb. 22.
Ganassi is suspended for one race and has been fined $30,000.
According to NASCAR, Ganassi brought a “non-essential individual” into the competition area at Daytona International Speedway last weekend.
The news accompanied the revelation that two Cup crew chiefs were fined $10,000 each after their cars were found with unsecured lug nuts after last weekend’s event at the Daytona road course: Adam Stevens, from Christopher Bell‘s race-winning No. 20 team, and Jeremy Bullins (Brad Keselowski).