L1 penalty pending for Daniel Hemric
Daniel Hemric led 128 laps yesterday at Kansas Speedway. At the finish line, he ran 2nd to John Hunter Nemechek.
Now, the Richard Childress Racing team has failed post-race inspection. The car did not pass minimum height requirements on the left front. Unofficially, that’s likely to bring a $10,000 fine and a car chief suspension later in the week.
Hemric joins a growing list of drivers that have failed this test after the race. Several Xfinity Series teams have been hit with the height infraction in the past few months. In the MENCS, the ride height rule has been removed from all tracks.
In addition, Hemric was found with a loose lug nut. That will bring an additional fine.
All penalties from both divisions at Kansas Speedway will be released mid-week.
NASCAR Announcement on Daniel Hemric
“NASCAR officials announced that the Richard Childress Racing No. 21 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric to a runner-up finish in Saturday’s Xfinity Series event at Kansas Speedway was found to be too low in a post-race inspection.”
“The No. 21 car did not pass the minimum height requirement in the left-front. Officials said any penalties would be announced next week, but such an infraction would fall under the L1-level guidelines with a 10-point penalty in the driver and owner standings and a $10,000 fine.”
“Hemric finished 5.200 seconds behind first-time race winner John Hunter Nemechek in the Kansas Lottery 300. He emerged as the series’ leader by nine points over Elliott Sadler after the opening race in the Round of 8.”
“Additionally, the Richard Childress Racing No. 2 Chevrolet team was found to have one lug nut not secured in a post-race check. The guidelines for such a penalty would result in a fine for the crew chief Randall Burnett. Matt Tifft drove the No. 2 car to a sixth-place finish Saturday.”