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4 Cup, 2 Xfinity Teams Penalized After Atlanta Events

The penalty report from last weekend’s NASCAR Cup and Xfinity series events at Atlanta Motor Speedway was released on Tuesday, July 13.

Four Cup and two Xfinity crew chiefs were fined $10,000 and $5,000 each, respectively, for unsecured lug nuts.

Adam Stevens (crew chief for Christopher Bell), Jonathan Hassler (Matt DiBenedetto), Mike Wheeler (Bubba Wallace) and Greg Ives (Alex Bowman) all received Cup Series infractions for loose/missing lug nuts. Bell finished eighth, DiBenedetto ninth, Wallace 14th and Bowman came home fourth in Sunday’s race.

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In Xfinity, Saturday (July 13) winner Kyle Busch‘s crew chief Chris Gayle and Austin Cindric‘s crew chief Brian Wilson were hit with $5,000 fines.

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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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Seems like the 23 team has a problem with tighting lugs