The NASCAR penalty report released on Wednesday was chalked full of penalties stemming from ISM Raceway this past Saturday and Sunday. The penalties involved six Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams along with two NASCAR XFINITY Series violations.
The biggest penalty handed down involved the No. 9 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team driven by Chase Elliott. Alan Gustafson, crew chief of the No. 9 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, was fined $50,000 dollars. Josh Kirk, car chief of the No. 9 Chevrolet, will be suspended for the next two races in the series as a result of the L1 penalty.
They were found to have violated section 20.14.2 (Rear Suspension I-4 Truck Trailing Arm Spacers/Pinion Angle Shims e. Notes: 6. Truck trailing arm spacer / pinion angle shim mating surfaces must be planar and must be in complete contact with corresponding mating surfaces at all points and at all times.) Rule 220.127.116.11.2(c) applied to race finish as a post-race L1 infraction.
The other five penalties handed down in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage involved lug nuts not properly installed. Crew chiefs Mike Wheeler (No. 11), Jeremy Bullins (No. 12), Brian Pattie (No. 17), Todd Gordon (No. 22) and Cole Pearn (No. 78), have each been fined $10,000 dollars.
Two NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chiefs were also fined for not properly installed lug nuts. Eric Phillips, crew chief of the No. 18 team and Brian Wilson, crew chief of the No. 22 team, have been fined $5,000 dollars.
Two NASCAR members have been indefinitely suspended for violating the substance abuse policy. Those were Brandon Lee and Wayne Kanter.
Teams will have three business days to file an appeal request.