This week, NASCAR handed out $70,000 in fines for lug nut violations, ensuing within the suspensions of two Cup Collection crew chiefs.
The crew chiefs of Kurt Busch (Chip Ganassi Racing), Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing) and William Byron (Hendrick Motorsports) have been all fined $10,000 for one improperly put in lug nut.
Nonetheless, the No. 2 automotive of Brad Keselowski (Crew Penske) and the No. 99 of Daniel Suarez (Trackhouse Racing) have been discovered to have a number of lug nut violations. The end result was a $20,000 to every crew and a one-week suspension for crew chiefs Jeremy Bullins and Travis Mack.
During the last three races, 17 Cup groups have been penalized for lug nut violations, totaling $200,000 in fines and three crew chief suspensions — the opposite being Mike Shiplett at Stewart-Haas Racing.