NASCAR penalty report from Bristol Motor Speedway in April 2018
Here’s the penalty report from post-race inspection following Bristol Motor Speedway. Only one NACSAR team was found in violation following the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series double-header weekend in Bristol, TN.
Despite multiple lug nut issues during the race, there was only one team with loose lug nuts at the conclusion of the event on Monday. Ricky Stenhouse Jr, driver for Roush Fenway Racing was in violation in the #17. Per the rule book, the crew chief has been hit with a somewhat minor fine.
Moments ago, NASCAR released the following update which can be seen below.
The No. 17 car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series received a safety violation on Tuesday for having a lug nut not properly installed at the conclusion of Monday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The issue was discovered in post-race inspection, and NASCAR has fined crew chief Brian Pattie $10,000 as a result.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drove the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford to a fourth-place finish in the Food City 500 at Bristol. Stenhouse is 18th in the series standings.
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