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The No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet of AJ Allmendinger was found to have three lug nuts not secure following post-race inspection for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Allmendinger, who finished third in the Daytona 500, placed 26th in Sunday's race at the 1.54-mile track.
According to the NASCAR Rule Book, if three or more lug nuts are missing or unsecured post-race, it is an L1 level penalty with a three-race suspension for the crew chief, a $65,000 fine and the deduction of 35 championship points. The new L1/L2 level penalties are part of the new deterrence policy announced in the offseason.
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Allmendinger currently is 11th in the standings with 50 points. His crew chief is Randall Burnett.
Any penalties incurred likely will be announced mid-week.