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Kentucky NASCAR Penalty Report Penalizes Two Teams For Missing Lugnuts

NASCAR released its penalty report Tuesday morning (July 17) for last weekend’s events at Kentucky Speedway. While no Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are on it, one each from both the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series made the cut.

Team Penske’s No. 22 XFINITY Series Ford Mustang was penalized for an improperly-secured lugnut. That resulted in a $5,000 fine for crew chief Brian Wilson. MENCS driver Paul Menard drove the No. 22 to a ninth-place finish in the ALSCO 300 Friday night (July 13).

No points penalties were assessed for the infraction. That means the No. 22 remains six points ahead of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota Camry for the points lead in the NXS owner standings.

In the Camping World Truck Series, GMS Racing’s No. 24 Chevy Silverado driven by Justin Haley was also penalized for an improperly-secured lugnut. That resulted in a $2,500 fine for crew chief Kevin Bellicourt. Haley drove to a 10th-place finish in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 but no points penalties were assessed.

While Haley is currently eighth in the CWTS standings, he’s one of five CWTS regulars with a win this season, likely locking him into the playoffs. The No. 24 sits in 10th place in the owner standings.

The XFINITY Series races a companion event with the MENCS this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Meanwhile, the CWTS races at Eldora Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.


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Wesley has been with Fronstretch since October 2017. He loves well-told stories in whatever format he finds them. Aside from NASCAR, he enjoys reading, country music and OKC Thunder basketball. He has a BA in Liberal Arts/English and currently lives in eastern Oklahoma, where he works as a freelance writer/editor.

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