NASCAR Pocono and Iowa weekend penalties announced

Did Hamlin win at Pocono because his crew got him off pit lane first by skipping some lug nuts?
Did Hamlin win at Pocono because his crew got him off pit lane first by skipping some lug nuts?

NASCAR on Tuesday announced four penalties after this past weekend’s Pocono and Iowa NASCAR races.

In the Cup Series, Chris Gabehart, crew chief of the race-winning No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin, was fined $10,000 for lug nut violations.

Also penalized $10,000 for lug nut violations in the Cup Series is Chad Johnston, crew chief of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet driven by Kyle Larson.

In addition, NASCAR announced two crew members have received indefinite suspensions for violations of the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy: Brandon J. Lee and Zachary L. Yager.

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