NASCAR Penalties and Fines Report: February 2024 (Atlanta Motor Speedway)

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NASCAR has issued penalties following the recent races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Nos. 10 and 41 Ford Mustang Dark Horse teams, driven by Noah Gragson and Ryan Preece, faced a 35-point deduction each for violating roof rail deflector specifications.

Both Gragson and Preece’s entries had their roof rail deflectors confiscated during pre-race inspection, impacting their performance. Preece finished 16th, while Gragson, involved in a 16-car pileup, retired in 36th.

Joey Logano, a two-time Cup Series champion, received a $10,000 fine for a competition infraction involving modified protective gloves that could create aerodynamic advantages. Despite initially qualifying second, Logano had to start at the rear and faced a pass-through penalty, finishing 28th.

In the Xfinity Series, Seth Chavka, crew chief for Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 Toyota Supra driven by Ryan Truex, was fined $5,000 for an unsecured lug nut. Truex finished ninth after being in contention for the win during an overtime shootout.

NASCAR Penalties and Fines Report: February 2024 (Atlanta Motor Speedway)

Jason Miller, crew chief of the No. 14 SS Green Light Racing Chevrolet driven by JJ Yeley, received a two-race suspension for violating NASCAR’s member code of conduct.

Miller was involved in a physical altercation with Kyle Weatherman after an on-track incident. Yeley finished 24th, while Weatherman finished 17th.

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No penalties or fines were issued for the Craftsman Truck Series’ FR8 208 event at Atlanta.

Looking ahead, NASCAR’s next triple-header is set at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, starting with the Truck Series’ Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200 on March 1, followed by the Xfinity Series’ The LiUNA! on March 2, and concluding with the Cup Series’ Pennzoil 400 on March 3.

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