UPDATE: The No. 99 car was found to have added ballast outside of the approved container (Rule 220.127.116.11.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
— NASCAR —
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.
— Chris Knight (@Knighter01) April 10, 2021