Two NASCAR Cup Series crew chiefs are facing penalties after Sunday night’s (Sept. 6) Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Head wrenches Adam Stevens and Johnny Klausmeier were each suspended for Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway, as well as being fined $20,000 for two loose lug nuts.
Stevens coached Kyle Busch to a sixth-place finish Sunday night in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry. Klausmeier led the effort to a 10th-place performance for Clint Bowyer. Neither driver will lose points as a result of the suspensions and replacement crew chiefs have not yet been announced.
Busch sits in 10th in the playoff standings, seven points to the good with two races to go in the Round of 16. Bowyer is 13th.
Harvick passes tech and is confirmed the winner …. KyBusch and Bowyer crew chiefs face 1-race suspension for having two loose/missing lug nuts (Byron and Harvick cars had 1, a fine).
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) September 7, 2020
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