NASCAR officials penalized two teams in the Craftsman Truck Series on Tuesday for lug-nut infractions found after last Thursday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet for playoff driver Nick Sanchez and the No. 17 Tricon Garage Toyota driven by Taylor Gray were each found with one unsecured lug nut after Thursday night’s UNOH 200. The violation of Section 18.104.22.168a in the NASCAR Rule Book resulted in $2,500 fines for each team’s crew chief — Danny Stockman (No. 2 team) and Jacob Hampton (No. 17).
Gray drove to a fifth-place finish at Bristol, tops among the non-playoff competitors. Sanchez placed ninth and is tied for seventh in the series’ postseason standings, 22 points below the provisional elimination line.
The Craftsman Truck Series is idle this weekend and returns Saturday, Sept. 30, at Talladega Superspeedway (1 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) for the middle race in the Round of 8.