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Daniel Suarez’s crew chief ejected at Martinsville

UPDATE: The No. 99 car was found to have added ballast outside of the approved container (Rule 20.17.2.1.b). The team has been penalized as follows:

  • Loss of 10 NASCAR Cup Series Championship driver/owner points
  • Start at the rear of the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500
  • Crew chief ejected from the event

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ORIGINAL POST: Travis Mack, crew chief for Daniel Suarez’s #99 Trackhouse Racing team has been ejected from the infield at Martinsville speedway for improperly attached ballast in the jackpost.

Jose Blasco-Figueroa will serve as interim crew chief for Suarez during the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500.  He was Suarez’s crew chief at Atlanta earlier in the year when Mack served a suspension for two loose lug nuts at Phoenix.

Suarez will have start the Martinsville race from the rear.