Daniel Suarez: “After what happened during the week, we’re not really happy.”
Daniel Suarez came out of Dover International Speedway with a career best oval finish of 3rd place. Previously, he had best run of 3rd place, which came at Watkins Glen International. Overall, it tied his best ever NASCAR Cup Series result.
However, on Wednesday NASCAR announced penalties following the NASCAR R&D Center inspection. It was an L1 penalty for Daniel Suarez and Joe Gibbs Racing.
The team was found in violation of NASCAR rule 188.8.131.52.c. The rear window decklid was not sealed properly.
Scott Graves was fined $50,000. The #19 car chief Todd Brewer was suspended for two races. In addition, the team was docked 20 car owner points and 20 driver points.