April 16, 2021

by a NASCAR fanatic - not affiliated with NASCAR

CONCORD, N.C. — The only post-race inspection issue that surfaced following Sunday’s rain-delayed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was loose rear lug nut on the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of eighth-place finisher Kevin Harvick.

NASCAR officials said they would announce later this week what that will cost Harvick and his team, but based on similar violations by other teams in the past it is likely to result in a $10,000 fine with no points penalties or team suspensions.

No other cars were found to be guilty of any violations in post-race inspections at the track.

The No. 3 race-winning Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of driver Austin Dillon, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of second-place finisher Kyle Busch and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota of third-place finisher Martin Truex Jr. all were being taken back to the NASCAR Research & Development Center for further post-race inspection teardowns.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 28: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 DOW Salutes Veterans Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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