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Chase Briscoe car loses ballast before green flag Saturday; UPDATE: Penalized


The No. 98 car loses the crew chief (Richard Boswell), car chief (Nick Hutchins) and engineer (DJ Vanderley) for four races, starting with tomorrow’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, due to a safety violation – rule 12.5.2.7.4.d. (Loss or separation of added ballast from the vehicle will result in a four Race suspension of the crew chief, car chief, and head engineer.)

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NASCAR Xfinity Series points leader Chase Briscoe got off to a rough start in Saturday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway even before the green flag fell. At least a piece of ballast fell off from Briscoe’s car during the pace laps.

Per Section 12.5.2.7.4.d of the NASCAR Rule Book, here is the penalty for ballast coming out of a car/truck: "Loss or separation of added ballast from the vehicle will result in a four Race suspension of the crew chief, car chief, and head engineer."

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