Joey Gase fined $5,000 by NASCAR for Richmond violation

Joey Gase Fined $5,000 for Safety Infraction in NASCAR Xfinity Series Race; Crew Chiefs Also Fined for Lug Nut Violation

NASCAR fined Xfinity Series driver Joey Gase $5,000 for a safety infraction during Saturday’s race at Richmond Raceway. Gase had thrown his rear bumper cover at Dawson Cram’s car after a crash caused by Cram. This action violated Section 8.8.8K of the Xfinity Rule Book, which states that a safety violation may be imposed for any action or omission by a Competitor that creates an unsafe environment or poses a threat to the safety of others.

Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney are excitedly preparing for the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Martinsville Speedway. Despite some good news, there was also some bad news for NASCAR Cup teams as they prepare for the race.

NASCAR’s Senior Vice President of Competition, Elton Sawyer, commented on Gase’s actions and stated that while he understands Gase’s frustration as a car owner, walking down the track and throwing the bumper cover posed significant safety concerns. Sawyer emphasized the importance of safety in such situations, as cars or trucks were passing by in single file during the caution period.

In addition to Gase’s fine, three Xfinity crew chiefs were fined $5,000 each for not having all five lug nuts properly secured on each wheel of their respective cars. The crew chiefs fined were Alex Yontz (No. 16 car of AJ Allmendinger), Seth Chavka (No. 19 car of Taylor Gray), and Kristoffer Bowen (No. 26 car of Corey Heim).

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