Following the Nationwide Series Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, three teams were penalized as a result of violating the rules.
NASCAR announced that during pre-race inspection, Elliott Sadler’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team violated rule 20A-2.3A by having a weight attached in an unapproved location on his Toyota. Crew chief Chris Gayle has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. In addition, car chief Todd Brewer has also been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. The violation was dubbed a P3 Penalty.
Following the race, Chase Elliott’s No. 9 JR Motorsports team violated section 20A-12.8.1B, as the left front end was did not meet minimum height requirements. Crew chief Greg Ives has been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. This violation was dubbed a P2 Penalty.
Also, following the race, race winnner Brad Keselowski had his right rear shock confiscated. NASCAR revealed today that the No. 22 Penske Racing team broke rule 20A-12.3S as the shock absorber exceeded maximum gas pressure. Crew chief Jeremy Bullins has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. This violation was dubbed a P2 Penalty.
These mark the first penalties under NASCAR’s new penalty system, that was revealed back pre-season. The new system is meant to classify infractions and make penalties more consistent and transparent. A look at the system is available to view below.