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ThorSport No. 13 disqualified for tire violation at Atlanta

NASCAR officials disqualified the ThorSport Racing No. 13 Ford driven by Johnny Sauter in Saturday’s NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series event after post-race inspection at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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The No. 13 entry was found to have unapproved modifications to its tires, which is part of Section 20.16.2.f  in the 2020 NASCAR Rule Book. The penalty moves Sauter from a 17th-place finish in the Vet Tix Camping World 200 to last in the 40-truck field.

Two trucks were found with one unsecured lug nut each in a post-race check:

• The No. 18 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota of third-place finisher Christian Eckes
• The No. 56 Hill Motorsports Chevrolet of 23rd-place finisher Timmy Hill

According to rule book guidelines, crew chiefs Ryan “Rudy” Fugle (No. 18) and Greg Ely (No. 56) would be penalized with $2,500 fines next week.