June 21, 2021

by a NASCAR fanatic - not affiliated with NASCAR

SONOMA, Calif. — Joe Gibbs Racing, which has endured a winless first 16 races of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, got another setback after the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway: Kyle Busch’s No. 18 JGR Toyota had two improperly attached lug nuts, according to NASCAR officials.

Customarily, that’s a one-race suspension and a $20,000 fine per the NASCAR rule book.

But Busch’s regular crew chief, Adam Stevens, is already serving a four-race suspension for a tire-and-wheel combination that came off the car at Dover International Speedway earlier this month.

Stevens’ temporary replacement, race engineer Ben Beshore, therefore would be the one hit with the suspension if it happens.

2017 NASCAR Cup - Clash at Daytona Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL USA Friday 17 February 2017 Joey Logano and Todd Gordon World Copyright: Russell LaBounty/LAT Images ref: Digital Image 17DAY1rl_0604

FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes

Play Now!