Kevin Harvick’s crew chief suspended one race

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NASCAR’s charge report from last weekend’s racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway formally verified a one-race suspension for Kevin Harvick‘s crew chief, Rodney Childers.

Childers is out for Sunday’s Cup playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET, NBC) after Harvick’s automobile was discovered with 2 lug nuts not protect in post-race assessment at Las Vegas.

NASCAR likewise fined Childers $20,000 for the offense.

Stewart-Haas Racing competitors director Greg Zipadelli will substitute Childers as Harvick and the No. 4 group’s team chief at Talladega.

4 other Cup team chiefs drew $10,000 fines for their particular cars and trucks having a single lug nut not protect in post-race assessment at Las Vegas:

  • Cliff Daniels, Hendrick Motorsports (No. 5 – Kyle Larson)

  • Ben Beshore, Joe Gibbs Racing (No. 18 – Kyle Busch)

  • Phil Surgen, Chip Ganassi Racing (No. 42 – Ross Chastain)

  • Travis Mack, Trackhouse Racing (No. 99 – Daniel Suarez)

The No. 15 Rick Ware Racing group of chauffeur Joey Gase was not punished after Gase’s automobile lost its left rear wheel and crashed hard throughout last Sunday’s Cup race.

After a preliminary check in the infield care center, Gase was required to a regional healthcare facility for more assessment. He was later on launched.


Josh Berry‘s winning No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet was found with a single lug nut not secure in post-race inspection. Crew chief Mike Bumgarner was fined $5,000 for the infraction.


There were no issues from Truck post-race inspection.

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