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NASCAR Truck: Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Michigan win ‘encumbered’

By AMANDA VINCENT

Darrell Wallace Jr.’s win of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn on Aug. 12 was labeled “encumbered” by NASCAR in the sanctioning body’s weekly penalty report Wednesday morning, because the vent holes at the bed of the truck were not configured properly.

Wallace will stand as the race winner, MDM Motorsports crew chief Shane Huffman was fined $5,000 and suspended for one race — Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 at Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway. The No. 99 team was docked 10 owner points. Wallace is not a regular in the Truck Series, so he does not collect driver points in the series.

Meanwhile, the No. 98 ThorSport Racing Toyota team of Grant Enfinger was penalized twice over for rules infractions at Michigan. Crew chief Jeff Hensley was fined $5,000 and suspended from one race, because the truck didn’t meet height requirements in post-race inspection. Also, Enfinger was docked 10 driver points and the team 10 owner points.

Hensley was suspended two additional races and truck chief Josh Hankish was suspended two races for an improperly attached weight.

Enfinger finished eighth at Michigan; that finish has been deemed “encumbered” by NASCAR.

Enfinger’s efforts to make the postseason playoffs became a steeper uphill battle. Prior to the penalty, Enfinger was 14 points out of playoff consideration. He now heads into Wednesday night’s Bristol race 24 points out.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series also raced last weekend, the Cup Series at Michigan and the Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. No post-race penalties were issued to competitors in either of those series.

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