Four NASCAR Cup teams fined for Martinsville lug nut issues

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Four NASCAR Cup teams fined for Martinsville lug nut issues
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Mar 28, 2018, 8:12 PM

Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams have been hit with monetary fines for improperly installed lug nuts found after Monday's running of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Credit One Bank/DC Solar
Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing, Chevrolet Camaro American Ethanol
Ryan Blaney, Team Penske, Ford Fusion Menards/Libman pit stop

The teams found to have lug nut issues: The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of Austin Dillon; the No. 12 Team Penske Ford of Ryan Blaney; the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford of Michael McDowell; the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet of Kyle Larson.

As a result of the safety violation, crew chiefs Justin Alexander (RCR), Jeremy Bullins (Penske), Derrick Finley (FRM), and Chad Johnston (CGR) have each been fined $10,000. 

No additional penalties came out of the Martinsville race weekend.

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