Loose lug nuts found on the Kyle Busch machine in post race inspection following Sonoma Raceway. Kyle Busch comments
The Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota of fifth-place finisher Kyle Busch was found with two unsecured lug nuts in a post-race check Sunday at Sonoma Raceway.
The suggested penalty guidelines in the 2017 NASCAR Rule Book call for a $20,000 fine and a one-race suspension to the crew chief.
Kyle Busch comments on his loose lug nuts at Sonoma Raceway, “Yes. Unfortunately we had a missing lug nut on the LR post race. If it was only 1 it should b a $10k fine and move on.”
The JGR No. 18 operation already is deploying interim crew chief Ben Beshore as a replacement for Adam Stevens.
The team’s regular crew chief. Stevens was serving the third race of a four-race suspension for an errant wheel during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ June 4 event at Dover International Speedway.
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Kyle Busch hints at who will be his replacement crew chief, “I bet
@SamanthaBusch will b called to the box for @DISupdates this weekend. Stupid rules.”
“I have a job don’t I. Everything is Great!!”
Busch led once for three laps in the 110-lap Toyota/Save Mart 350. Sunday marked his third consecutive top-10 finish on Beshore’s watch.