By Staff Report
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NASCAR officials issued penalties Tuesday for lug-nut infractions in the Xfinity Series and Craftsman Truck Series from last weekend’s events at Kansas Speedway.
Foremost among those lug-nut penalties was a one-race suspension for Jeff Stankiewicz, crew chief for the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet for Xfinity playoff contender Sheldon Creed. The No. 2 Camaro was found with two unsecured lug nuts in a post-race check after Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300, resulting in the one-race ban and a $10,000 fine.
The No. 2 RCR team has tapped engineer Sam Bowers as Stankiewicz’s replacement on the entry list for Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET, USA, PRN, SiriusXM, NBC Sports App) at Bristol Motor Speedway. The event is the opening race in the Xfinity Series Playoffs.
Two other Chevy teams with drivers in the Xfinity postseason field were each fined $5,000 for having one unsecured lug nut each: Andy Street, crew chief of the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing group for regular season champion Austin Hill; and Shane Whitbeck, crew chief for Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 27 and driver Jeb Burton.
In the Craftsman Truck Series, two teams outside the playoff picture were hit with L1-level penalties for infractions related to the triangular filler panels. The following teams and drivers were docked 10 points in their respective standings:
The No. 12 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet team was fined $2,500 for a single loose lug nut after Friday’s Kansas Lottery 200. That penalty was issued to Tyler Young, crew chief for the No. 12 driven by Truck Series regular Spencer Boyd.