NASCAR today (March 2) announced a slew of lug nut-related penalties between the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series after last weekend’s races at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
All of the penalized Cup and Xfinity teams were found in violation of section 10.9.10.4 of the rule book., which deals with lug nuts not being properly installed.
The following were fine $10,000 in Cup: Randall Burnett, crew chief for the No. 8 of Tyler Reddick; Alan Gustafson, crew chief for the No. 9 of Chase Elliott; Ben Beshore, crew chief for the No. 18 of Kyle Busch; James Small, crew chief for the No. 19 of Martin Truex Jr.; Michael Shiplett, crew chief for the No. 41 of Cole Custer; and Philip Surgen, crew chief for the No. 42 of Ross Chastain.
Reddick, Truex and Busch all finished in the top 10 at Homestead.
In the Xfinity Series, four teams were in violation of section 10.9.4.10. Taylor Moyer, crew chief for the No. 8 of Josh Berry; Jason Trincher, crew chief for the No. 16 of AJ Allmendinger; Jeff Meendering, crew chief for the No. 19 of Brandon Jones; and Mark Setzer, crew chief for No. 51 of Jeremy Clements, were each fined $5,000.
Jones, Clements and Berry earned top 10s at Homestead.