NASCAR officials found a loose lug nut on the race-winning No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota following Kyle Busch’s victory in Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Pocono Raceway.
Busch’s victory was his first of the 2017 season and broke a winless streak that dated back to Indianapolis in 2016, a stretch of 36 races.
The NASCAR Rule Book suggests a $10,000 fine to the crew chief (in this case Adam Stevens) with no suspension as punishment.
The No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Trevor Bayne and the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also were each missing one lug nut in post-race inspection. Crew chiefs Matt Puccia (No. 6) and Brian Pattie (No. 17) are subject to the $10,000 fine with no suspension, as suggested in the NASCAR Rule Book.