NASCAR released the Post-Event Penalty Report for Michigan International Speedway.
The #99 team’s race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Encumbered for vent holes at the bed top must be configured for air intake only.Crew chief (Shane Huffman) has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World TruckSeries Championship Points Event. Team assessed with the loss of 10 owner points.
The team won Michigan with driver Darrell Wallace, Jr.
The #98 with driver Grant Enfinger was penalized under Section 188.8.131.52.1.2 Post-Race Front Body Inspection Heights outside NASCAR allowed tolerances. Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10. Crew chief (Jeff Hensley) has been fined $5,000 and suspended from the next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Points Event. Team assessed with the loss of 10 driver points and 10 owner points. The team was also penalized under Section 184.108.40.206 Overall Vehicle Weight affixed improperly. Crew chief (Jeff Hensley) and truck chief (Josh Hankish) have been suspended from the next two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Points Events.
See the Michigan Penalty Report
UPDATE: NASCAR states that Hensley can serve both suspensions at the same time, so he will only miss two races total. By sitting out tonight’s Bristol race, he will fulfill his one-race suspension for the heights infraction and one of the two races he’s suspended for the safety violation. Hensley then will have to miss the Sept. 3 race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He’ll be able to return for the Sept. 15 race at Chicagoland Speedway.
ThorSport Racing will not appeal the penalties.
Bud Haefele will serve as the crew chief for the next two races for Enfinger’s team. Rich Riley will ser as the truck chief in that same span.
With the penalty, Enfinger is 24 points out of the final playoff spot.
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