Five Lug Nut Penalties Handed Down By NASCAR


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Five crew chiefs have been penalized for missing or unsecured lug nuts following events at ISM Raceway last weekend.

In the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, crew chiefs Paul Wolfe and Mike Hillman Sr. were each fined $10,000 for one unsecured lug nut. Wolfe is crew chief of the No. 2 driven by Brad Keselowski and Hillman is crew chief of the No. 53 driven by J.J. Yeley.

In the Xfinity Series, JR Motorsports crew chief Taylor Moyer was fined $5,000. Moyer was working with Zane Smith in the No. 8 Chevrolet, who finished fifth in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race.

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series crew chiefsĀ Trip Bruce and Joe Shear Jr. were each fined $2,500.

Bruce led Stewart Friesen to victory in Friday’s Lucas Oil 150, which earned Friesen a place in place in the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Shear’s driver, Johnny Sauter, finished eighth at ISM Raceway.