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NASCAR suspends No. 14 crew chief Klausmeier for Road America lug-nut violation

NASCAR officials issued a one-race suspension Tuesday to crew chief Johnny Klausmeier for a lug-nut violation found after Sunday’s Cup Series event at Road America.

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The No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford driven to a sixth-place finish by Chase Briscoe was found with two unsecured lug nuts in a post-race check after the Jockey Made in America 250. The violation of Section 10.9.10.4 in the NASCAR Rule Book also resulted in a $20,000 fine for Klausmeier, who is in his second season with the No. 14 team.

Klausmeier is set to miss the next Cup Series race, scheduled Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM). Engineer Michael Cook is listed as the interim crew chief for the No. 14 Ford on the entry list for the Quaker State 400.

No post-race penalties stemmed from Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at the 4.048-mile road course.