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Ben Beshore, crew chief of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Kyle Busch, has been suspended from the 2022 Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after two lug nuts were found unsecured after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway.
In addition to the suspension, Beshore has been fined $20,000 for the infraction.
Five other Cup Series crew chiefs were suspended for lug nut infractions as well including three of the four playoff Championship 4 teams.
James Small, crew chief for Martin Truex Jr, Chris Gabehart, crew chief for Denny Hamlin, and Cliff Daniels of the championship-winning team driven by Kyle Larson were all fined $10,000 for one improperly installed lug nut.
Finally, the Camping World Truck Series saw crew chiefs Scott Zipadelli and Charles Denike who sit on the pit boxes of Austin Hill and Tyler Ankrum, respectively, fined $2,500 for one lug nut infraction each.
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