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Justin Haley’s Truck Fails Postrace Inspection at Charlotte

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Crew chief suspensions continue to be a common theme for the 2017 NASCAR season.

On Thursday morning, May 25, NASCAR announced that Camping World Trucks Series driver Justin Haley’s No. 24 Chevrolet Silverado failed the post-race inspection following the May 19 CWTS race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The reigning K&N Pro Series East champion finished 17th in the race at Charlotte.

It was an L1 infraction, as the “Post-Race height measurements were outside NASCAR allowed tolerances. Race finish is encumbered per Section 12.10 Euncumbered Race Finishes,” according to NASCAR’s press release.

Haley’s crew chief Kevin Bellicourt has been fined $5,000 and will face a one-race suspension for the infraction. Haley was docked 10 driver points and his team, GMS Racing, was fined 10 owner points.

The points loss comes as a big blow to Haley’s playoff chances, as it drops him from 18th to 22nd in the point standings. He started the season with a points deficit, missing the first two races because he did not turn 18 years old until April 28.

Also announced on the report was that Joseph P. Light, a crewmember that was suspended back indefinitely back in March for a behavioral issue, completed NASCAR’s Road to Recovery program and had his suspension lifted.

About the author

Michael Massie is a writer for Frontstretch. Massie, a Richmond, Va. native, has been a NASCAR superfan since childhood, when he frequented races at Richmond International Raceway. Massie is a lover of short track racing and travels around to the ones in his region. Outside of motorsports, the Virginia Tech grad can be seen cheering on his beloved Hokies.

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