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NASCAR issues penalties after Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, GA – FEBRUARY 25: Kevin Harvick drives the #4 Jimmy John’s Ford during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 25, 2018 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)


On Wednesday morning, NASCAR announced penalties for rules infractions committed during the Feb. 23-25 race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway that included races for all three national series, culminating in Sunday’s running of the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.
The most significant penalties were issued to members of the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Crew chief Marcus Richmond, rear tire changer Coleman Dollarhide and jack man Ernie Pierce have been suspended from the next three Truck Series races, because a wheel came off the truck driven by team owner Kyle Busch during Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200.
The three men were suspended for an “improperly installed wheel. Wheel came off vehicle following a pit stop,” citing section Minimum Safety Penalty Options of the 2018 NASCAR rule book.
Crew chiefs in the Cup and Xfinity series were fined for loose or missing lug nuts discovered in post-race inspections following each series’ respective race.
In the Cup Series, Rodney Childers, crew chief on the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team of race winner Kevin Harvick, was fined $10,000. Xfinity Series crew chiefs Tim Brown (No. 52 Means Motorsports team of David Starr) and Mike Shiplett (No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing team of John Hunter Nemechek) were fined $5,000.
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