NASCAR officials issued penalties Tuesday for lug-nut infractions in the Xfinity Series and Craftsman Truck Series from last weekend’s events at Kansas Speedway.
Foremost among those lug-nut penalties was a one-race suspension for Jeff Stankiewicz, crew chief for the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet for Xfinity playoff contender Sheldon Creed. The No. 2 Camaro was found with two unsecured lug nuts in a post-race check after Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300, resulting in the one-race ban and a $10,000 fine.
The No. 2 RCR team has tapped engineer Sam Bowers as Stankiewicz’s replacement on the entry list for Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET, USA, PRN, SiriusXM, NBC Sports App) at Bristol Motor Speedway. The event is the opening race in the Xfinity Series Playoffs.
In the Craftsman Truck Series, two teams outside the playoff picture were hit with L1-level penalties for infractions related to the triangular filler panels. The following teams and drivers were docked 10 points in their respective standings:
- No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet (driver Kaden Honeycutt)
- No. 9 CR7 Motorsports Chevrolet (driver Colby Howard)
— NASCAR.com —Penalty sheet_2023_updated_09_12_23