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NASCAR Cup: Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer have fill-in crew chiefs at Richmond

DOVER, DELAWARE – AUGUST 22: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, walks the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 311 at Dover International Speedway on August 22, 2020 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

By AMANDA VINCENT

Adam Stevens, crew chief for Kyle Busch on the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team, and Johnny Klausmeier, crew chief on the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team of Clint Bowyer, have been suspended for Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, because both cars had two lug nuts loose or missing at the end of the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Sept. 6. Both crew chiefs also were fined $20,000.

Stewart-Haas Vice President of Competition Greg Zipadelli will be Bowyer’s crew chief at Richmond. Engineer Jacob Canter will be Busch’s crew chief for the Richmond Race. Canter also will be Busch’s crew chief for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Friday night, also at Richmond.

Todd Gordon, crew chief for Ryan Blaney on the No. 12 Team Penske team, was suspended for the Darlington race for improperly attached ballast (weight) discovered in pre-race inspection.

Rodney Childers, crew chief on Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 SHR team, and Chad Knaus, William Byron’s crew chief on the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team of William Byron, each were fined $10,000 for their cars having a single lug nut loose or missing after the Darlington race.

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