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Sport Four NASCAR Cup Series teams issued lug-nut penalties post-Pocono

00:36  01 july  2020
00:36  01 july  2020 Source:   nascar.com

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NASCAR officials handed down a pair of NASCAR Cup Series lug - nut penalties after Sunday night’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. RELATED: Official Homestead race results. James Small, crew chief for the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team of Martin Truex Jr., and Chad Johnston

NASCAR officials handed down a pair of NASCAR Cup Series lug - nut penalties following Sunday night’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. James Small, crew chief for the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing team of Martin Truex Jr., and Chad Johnston, crew chief for the No. 42 Chip Ganassi

Four NASCAR Cup Series teams issued lug-nut penalties post-Pocono © Jared C. Tilton Getty Images Four NASCAR Cup Series teams issued lug-nut penalties post-Pocono NASCAR officials handed out fines to four Cup Series teams and one Gander Trucks team for lug-nut infractions last weekend at Pocono Raceway.

On the Cup Series side, four teams were each penalized for having one lug nut not safely secured in post-race checks after the circuit’s two events during a weekend doubleheader. The violations of Sections 10.9.10.4 in the NASCAR Rule Book resulted in $10,000 fines for each team’s respective crew chief:

  • The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford for driver Kevin Harvick (crew chief Rodney Childers)
  • The No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for driver Denny Hamlin (crew chief Chris Gabehart)
  • The No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford for driver Clint Bowyer (crew chief Johnny Klausmeier)
  • The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota for driver Martin Truex Jr. (crew chief James Small)

In Gander Trucks, the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 Toyota driven to victory by Brandon Jones at Pocono was also found with one unsecured lug nut. As a result, crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. was fined $2,500.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and has been cleared to race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway. Johnson missed the first race of his Cup career when he tested positive last Friday. He was tested after his wife received a positive result. Hendrick Motorsports said Johnson tested negative on Monday and Tuesday and will return to the No. 48 Chevrolet. Johnson's streak of 663Johnson missed the first race of his Cup career when he tested positive last Friday. He was tested after his wife received a positive result.

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