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GMS Racing announced an interim crew chief on Tuesday, August 6 for its No. 2 truck after NASCAR found it violated rules.
The truck, driven by Sheldon Creed last week at Eldora Speedway, “experienced a loss or separation of added ballast,” according to NASCAR
This issue occurred during practices for last Thursday’s race.
Crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz, as well as the truck chief and engineer, were suspended for three races through Sept. 10 due to the violation.
GMS stated it won’t appeal the penalty and Darren Fraley will step in as crew chief during that period.
NEWS: GMS Racing announced today it will not appeal the penalty issued against the No. 2 team of @sheldoncreed from the race at @EldoraSpeedway. Darren Fraley will serve as interim crew chief for Jeff Stankiewicz for the next 3 @NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races
— GMS Racing (@GMSRacingLLC) August 6, 2019
Fraley was the engineer for Justin Haley last season and was Jordan Anderson’s crew chief at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in June this year.
This coming weekend’s event at Michigan International Speedway is the final race in the regular season. The following two races are at Bristol Motor Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor while continuing to write daily fantasy and news articles. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.
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