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Reaume Brothers Racing, Front Row Motorsports Teams Fined After Texas

A pair of NASCAR teams were penalized $10,000 in the wake of the weekend’s tripleheader at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR announced July 21.

Reaume Brothers Racing’ No. 00 team in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series received a $10,000 fine directed at Mike Ruch, crew member for the team and husband of driver Angela Ruch. The violation referenced rulebook sections 12.8.1.b and 7.7.2.j – “noncompliance with essential personnel/team event roster rules.”

Per the report, Mike Ruch was tabbed as the driver of the team’s transporter for the race.

As for the Cup Series, Front Row Motorsports crew chief Drew Blickensderfer was hit with a $10,000 fine after Michael McDowell‘s No. 34 had one lug nut not safely secured. McDowell finished 15th.

No penalties were directed at the Xfinity Series, aside from winner Kyle Busch, who failed post-race inspection Saturday (July 18) and had his victory taken away.

About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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Mike Spivey

Wonder if Mike Ruch has a CDL?

Tom B

Funny that you get $10k fine for these violations but it’s OK not to have working brakes on your race car.

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