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Brad Keselowski & Bubba Wallace Crew Chiefs Fined After Daytona

Jeremy Bullins, crew chief for the Brad Keselowski‘s No. 2, and Mike Wheeler, crew chief for Bubba Wallace‘s No. 23, were both fined $10,000 due to their cars failing post-race inspection last weekend, NASCAR announced Feb. 16.

The teams were found in violation of section of the rule book., which deals with lugnuts not being properly installed.

Keselowski’s car failed after the Busch Clash on Feb. 9, while Wallace failed after the Feb. 11 Duels.

Michael Leoncini, who was listed as the hauler driver for the No. 26 GMS Racing Camping World Truck Series team, was also indefinitely suspended by NASCAR. According to NASCAR, Leoncini violated sections 12.1; 12.8; 12.8.1.e which deals with statements made that could demean another person or group of people.

Tyler Ankrum drives the No. 26 in the Truck Series, finishing 28th at Daytona Internatonal Speedway last weekend.

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Jared Haas joined the Frontstretch staff in May 2020. A graduate of Cedarville University in December 2019, Jared has been followed NASCAR since 2006.

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wonder how old MJ will like having to pay fines.

Carl D.

Ten grand? That’s pocket change for MJ.


He’s got ten times that in his pocket for a round of golf with his friends.

Terri Taylor

The money is nothing. They should take away points, that’s were it hurts. Or penalize positions. On the flip side of that ten grand for a loose lug nut but if you fail inspection you only start in the back. A lug nut is a mistake, failing inspection multiple times means you are trying to get away with something my opinion is that nascar should revise the penalty book

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