SS Green Light Racing No. 07 car disqualified after NASCAR Xfinity Series race
On Saturday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series took the green flag in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 1.5-mile track of Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted the race.
The No. 07 SS Green Light Racing machine has been disqualified after the race. Joe Graf Jr will be credited with last following the post-race inspection.
The car was found with just 17 of the required 20 lug nuts tightened after the event. The minimum penalty for the violation is a disqualification.
NASCAR Rule: 10.5.2.5.D
The NASCAR Cup Series machines are fitted with just a single center lug nut in 2022. However, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Truck Series still use steel wheels that feature 5 lugs on each wheel.
Teams have been known to miss lugs for faster pit stops late in the race. Mistakes can also happen with four more opportunities to miss lug nuts.
Graf Jr crossed the line in 29th. He’s now credited with 38th.
Ryan Sieg and Ty Gibbs got into each other several times early in the event. The lap car of Sieg was posted by NASCAR for not meeting minimum speed. Instead of pulling to the garage, Sieg attempted to crash Gibbs but only further wrecked himself in the process.
Any penalties for Gibbs or Sieg would be released on Tuesday or Wednesday.