Kyle Larson left the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday with the checkered flag. Furthermore, Larson is now locked into the 2021 NASCAR Playoffs. While Larson leaves Homestead with a victory, some drivers leave Homestead with some penalties. Here’s a look at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway post race NASCAR penalty report!
NASCAR CUP SERIES PENALTIES
The race-winner Chevrolet Camaro of Kyle Larson passed post-race inspection with no issues. Unfortunately, a number of teams were found have loose lug nuts after post race inspection. As is the case, the fine for having a loose lug nut is $10,000 and issued to the teams crew chief. However, if a car is found to have more than one lug nut loose, then the crew chief is fined $20,000 and issued a one race suspension. This week, one team was found to have two loose lug nuts post race:
-No. 41 Cole Custer (Stewart-Haas Racing)
The team’s crew chief, Mike Shiplett, was given a one race suspension and will not be able to attend Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Phoenix Raceway. As was the case after Homestead-Miami, a number of teams were issued penalty for having one lug nut loose after the checkered flag Sunday. Each of the following teams’ crew chiefs were issued a $10,000 fine. Here’s the list of teams who were penalized:
-No. 4 Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing)
-No. 17 Chris Buescher (Roush-Fenway Racing)
-No. 18 Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing)
-No. 19 Martin Truex Jr. (Joe Gibbs Racing)
-No. 21 Matt DiBenedetto (Wood Brothers Racing)
NASCAR XFINITY/TRUCK SERIES PENALTIES
The post race penalties did not end in the Cup Series, as Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series winning team was found to have one lug nut loose. The No. 16 of AJ Allmendinger, who claimed the checkered flag Saturday, had a lug nut loose post race. A $5,000 fine was issued to crew chief Jason Trinchere. On Friday evening, a Camping World Truck Series team was found to have a loose lug nut post race as well. The No. 52 of Stewart Friesen had one lug nut loose post race. The team’s crew chief, Trip Bruce, was fined $2,500 for the infraction.
That’s a wrap for the NASCAR Las Vegas Motor Speedway post race penalty report. The next round of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season takes place at Phoenix Racing this Sunday, March 14th. Also, fans can watch or listen to the race live at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. The defending race winner of this event is Penske Racing driver Joey Logano. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will race Saturday, March 13th at 5:30 p.m. ET.
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