NASCAR Punishes 6 Teams After Nashville Weekend

Chris Buescher


NASCAR issued the penalty after the trip to the Nashville Superspeedway.

Two of the national NASCAR series are heading to Wisconsin for a weekend at Road America. However, prior to the trip, they learned about some penalties issued by the sanctioning agency after the race at the Nashville Superspeedway.

NASCAR issued its weekly penalty report on June 28. RFK Racing’s 17th team topped the list with Captain Scott Graves, trainman Matthew Wilps and rear tire changer Seth Gajdorus all suspended. four races due to a violation of Section of the NASCAR Rule Book. The Ford Mustang lost a wheel during a trip to Nashville.

RFK Racing will have alternate crew members for trips to Road America on July 3, Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 10, New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 17 and Pocono Raceway on May 24. 7. Though Graves was still able to communicate with the team while he served his four-race suspension.

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Multiple Teams Received Penalties for Other Issues

Xfinity Series

GettyMultiple Xfinity Series teams received fines after the Nashville Superspeedway race.

The four-race suspension was the harshest punishment issued on June 28. The other teams only faced fines because of problems found during the Xfinity Series’ post-race inspection at the Xfinity Series. Nashville Superspeedway.

Ryan Vargas’ No. 6 (JD Motorsports with Gary Keller), No. 10 of Landon Cassill (Kaulig Racing), No. 31 of Myatt Snider (Jordan Anderson Racing), and number 44 of Ryan Ellis (Alpha Prime Racing) one each. loose lugnut. The captains of these respective teams each received a $5,000 fine.

The final punishment was given on June 28 for a member of the Truck team. Tony Waters, a cargo driver for the Kyle Busch Motorsports 4 team, has been suspended indefinitely after violating Sections 4.1 and 10.1 of the NASCAR Rule Book. He specifically violated NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy.

According to NASCAR’s classification portal, Waters was the driver of a 200 at Texas Motor Speedway. The team then turned to other transport drivers for races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, World Wide Technology Raceway, and other events before the week.

Buescher has a makeover facility at Road America

Chris Buescher

GettyChris Buescher finished 18th overall in his first Cup Series race at Road America.

Losing a captain and two key team members is not ideal for Buescher. He’ll have to work with a new team while trying to get the key points and qualify for the knockout stages with a win.

Buescher is currently 22nd in points, which makes him essentially a must win behind Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola and Erik Jones. He came closest in the 2022 season with four top 10 finishes and second place behind Daniel Suarez at the Sonoma Raceway. Now he will try to win in a different path.

Buescher’s last trip to the Wisconsin stadium wasn’t the strongest of his 2021 campaign. He finished 18th overall after the initial 12th qualifying round, but he was able to secure enough points to keep him around the limit and contend for a playoff spot.

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