Two Monster Energy Series teams cited in Las Vegas penalty report
NASCAR cited a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams for violations incurred following Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Post-race inspection revealed that the Nos. 41 (of Daniel Suarez) and 95 (of Matt DiBenedetto) each had one lug nut not properly installed. NASCAR fined crew chiefs Billy Scott and Mike Wheeler, respectively, $10,000 each, per Sections 10.9.10.4: Tires and Wheels of the NASCAR Rule Book.
Suarez finished in 17th place and is in 18th place in the standings during his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing. DiBenedetto, meanwhile, finished in 21st place and is 24th in the standings in his first season with Leavine Family Racing.
The series now heads to ISM Raceway in Phoenix for Sunday’s TicketGuardian 500 (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR Radio).
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