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Austin Hill Penalized After Charlotte

Austin Hill has been penalized for his actions toward Cole Custer during the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Hill was fined $25,000 and deducted 25 driver points for violating Section 4.4B in the NASCAR Rule Book pertaining to NASCAR’s Member Code of Conduct.

The guidelines include: Wrecking or spinning another vehicle, whether or not that vehicle is removed from competition as a result, as well as any actions deemed to compromise the safety of an event or otherwise pose a dangerous risk to the safety of Competitors, Officials, spectators or others.

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The Nos. 21 and 00 crashed after making contact while racing with 17 laps to go in the race. Hill then proceeded to ram into Custer’s rear until he spun down into the inside wall.

After the penalty, Hill now sits third in points behind Chandler Smith and Custer.

Also, two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams were penalized for lug nut infractions. Crew chiefs Derek Smith and Dylan Cappello were fined $2,500 for one unsecured lug nut on the Nos. 5 and 38 trucks, respectively.

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Joy Tomlinson

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised watching motorsports 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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sb

So wrecking another car two weeks ago was peachy keen, but not at Charlotte? If you ever needed an example of the capricious application of the ‘rules’, this should be the proof you need.

Christian Andrews

AUSTIN HILL MUST GO TO HELL AFTER NEXT WEEK AT PORTLAND IF HE TOUCHES CUSTER JUST ONCE.

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