NASCAR suspends Joe Gibbs Racing crew chiefs

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.

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