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No. 2 Penske Team Penalized Due to Tire Issue at Kansas

NASCAR Officials announced on Tuesday, May 9, that the No. 2 car of Austin Cindric is penalized for losing a tire during last Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway.

Midway through the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas, Cindric had a flat tire heading into turn 1 that resulted in contact with the outside wall. The tire then broke off of the car and began rolling down the racetrack. Cindric went on to finish 31st, seven laps down. 

As a result of the penalty, crew members for the No. 2 Penske team Keiston France and Patrick Gray have been suspended for the next two events.

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Cindric and the rest of the NASCAR Cup Series will be back in action this Sunday, May 14, at Darlington Raceway for the Goodyear 400. Coverage is live on FOX Sports 1, Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 3 p.m. ET.

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So a tire goes flat, he crashes into the wall in such a way his single lug nut tire breaks off and he gets penalties. What if the car would have barrel rolled down the track and all 4 tires broke off. Would the penalty quadruple!!!

Tim S

How in the hell do ppl get suspended because of something so stupid that NASCAR came up with. Let’s suspend those ppl that are quick to call for a yellow to be thrown each week

matt finateri

single lug nut tires suck !


Not if the people who design them know what they are doing and why!

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