NASCAR has confiscated the Halmar Friesen Racing No. 52 Chevrolet Silverado of Stewart Friesen before opening practice of the Gander Outdoors Truck Series’ Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
This was first reported by Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports.
Firewall issue on the Friesen truck, according to NASCAR. No one ejected from the team. Penalties TBD — possibly not announced until next week — pending further discussion among NASCAR officials. The truck sits outside the #NASCAR hauler. pic.twitter.com/cWfjjQFsc0
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 11, 2019
NASCAR’s issue dealt with the rear firewall placement in relation to the rear clip. No penalties have been announced, and likely won’t be announced until next week. Friesen will move to a backup truck, so he will start at the rear of the field, though no team members have been ejected because of the issue. The backup truck is the same truck the team finished third with at Chicagoland Speedway two weeks ago.
Friesen, a Canadian dirt track veteran in his third year of NGOTS competition, has seven top fives and eight top-10 finishes through 12 races this season, and currently sits second in the standings, while the No. 52 is third in the owner standings.
The Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 will go green shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday (July 11) night on Fox Sports 1.
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