In the days since Joey Logano and Kyle Busch came to blows on pit lane at Las Vegas, everyone in the NASCAR realm waited with baited breath to see if the parties involved would be subject to fines or penalties from NASCAR. Instead, what we got were small infractions and no mention of the Logano-Busch incident.
The infractions that did occur in the Cup Series garage were fairly routine by today’s standards as the No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet of Ty Dillon, and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. were both in violation of NASCAR’s lug nut policy. Crew chiefs Robert “Bootie” Barker and Cole Pearn were fined $10,000 each with no further actions noted.
NASCAR crew member Joseph Light was also in violation of a NASCAR policy. This violation, which falls under NASCAR’s behavioral policy, was noted as a Substance Abuse Policy violation. However, no specific information was given for the cause of his suspension.
NASCAR has indefinitely suspended crew members in the past under this policy and does offer the Road to Recovery program for eventual reinstatement.
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Poorly written article considering the topic.
Also isn’t the lugnut infraction different/more lenient than previous weeks??
The severity depends on the number of lug nuts that were found to be loose. In this case only 1 LN so the penalty is a fine. The examples you are thinking of were cases where there were 3 LNs loose, so the penalty is 35 points, a pile of money, and 3 week suspension for crew chief.