Stewart Friesen wheels the No. 52 Chevrolet around the bends at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Gander Trucks No. 52 team fined for lug-nut penalty at Mosport

NASCAR officials announced penalties Tuesday to the No. 52 Halmar Friesen Racing team in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series after last weekend’s event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

The No. 52 Chevrolet driven by Stewart Friesen to a seventh-place finish Sunday was found with one lug nut not safely secured in a post-race check. As a result, competition officials issued a $2,500 fine to crew chief Tripp Bruce III.

Friesen ranks third among the eight championship-eligible drivers in the Gander Trucks playoff field. The series resumes Sept. 13 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Also noted on this week’s penalty report are indefinite suspensions to Gander Trucks driver Tyler Dippel and Monster Energy Series crew chief Matt Borland. Both were issued behavioral penalties, backdated to Aug. 22.