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Four XFINITY and Truck Series Crew Chiefs Suspended

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Following the events at Bristol Motor Speedway this past weekend, four NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series crew chiefs have been suspended.

The No. 12 Ford of Austin Cindric and the No. 76 Chevrolet of Spencer Boyd were found in violation of section of the NASCAR rulebook, meaning the lug nut(s) were not properly installed. As a result, crew chiefs Matt Swiderski and Jason Miller were fined $20,000, and suspended from the next three NASCAR XFINITY Series events. Additionally, they lost 35 regular season driver and owner points.

Additionally, the No. 22 Ford of Joey Logano was found in violation of the same rule, resulting in crew chief Brian Wilson being fined $10,000, and suspended from the next XFINITY Series event.

In the Truck Series, the No. 86 of Clay Greenfield was found in violation of section 20.3.4 of the NASCAR rulebook, which is titled “Ballast Containers Note: Loss or separation of added ballast from the vehicle,” per the penalty report. As a result, crew chief Danny Gill, truck chief Melvin Burns Jr., and mechanic William Guinade have been suspended from the next three truck events. 

Lastly, the No. 88 Toyota of Matt Crafton was found in violation of section, resulting in a $2,500 fine for crew chief Carl Joiner Jr.

Prior to these penalties, only three XFINITY Series had been suspended this year from at least one event, with no truck series suspensions. The previous XFINITY infractions were due to post-race height infractions.



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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.