NASCAR suspends Joe Gibbs Racing crew chiefs

Mat Coch

Wednesday 13th June, 2018 - 11:20am


Denny Hamlin pic: NASCAR Twitter

Three Joe Gibbs Racing crew chiefs have received one-race suspensions in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Erik Jones’ Toyota Camry’s were all found to have unapproved front splitters during pre-race technical inspection at Michigan International Speedway.

It resulted in the trio starting the race from the rear of the field, before additional penalties were handed out post-event for the L1-level infractions.

On Tuesday, NASCAR fined the three respective crew chiefs US$25,000 over the incident.

They were also suspended for one race, along with each car’s ‘car chief’, a penalty which will be served at the Sonoma event on June 24. comment policy reserves the right to remove comments that are off-topic, abusive and ban users who do not follow the comment policy. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

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