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BRISTOL, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 16: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Pennzoil Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 16, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 16: Ryan Blaney, driver of the #12 Menards/Pennzoil Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 16, 2022 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

UPDATES: Ryan Blaney Loses Crew Chief Jonathan Hassler for Four Races

UPDATE 2 (9-26-2022): Team Penske has now withdrawn their penalty appeal.  Hassler and the pit crew members will now miss Talladega, the Charlotte ROVAL, Las Vegas and Homestead.

UPDATE (9-23-2022): Team Penske will appeal the penalty to Ryan Blaney‘s team from last weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the organization confirmed Friday.

The penalty would have caused Hassler and the pit crew members to miss all of the second round and the first race in the third round. With the appeal. Hassler, Stoddard and Price will be able to participate in Sunday’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.).

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Original Post (9-20-2022):NASCAR officials penalized the Team Penske No. 12 team Tuesday for a lost wheel during last Saturday’s Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

As a result of the violation of Section 10.5.2.6.D in the NASCAR Cup Series Rule Book, officials issued four-race suspensions each to three team members — crew chief Jonathan Hassler, and pit-crew members Zachary Price (rear-tire changer) and Graham Stoddard (jack). Those suspensions are set to start this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway and end after the Oct. 16 event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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