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Safety Violations in NASCAR: Joey Gase Fined $5,000 for Throwing Bumper Cover, Xfinity Crew Chiefs Penalized for Lug Nut Violation

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Joey Gase fined $5,000 by NASCAR for Richmond violation

NASCAR fined Xfinity Series driver Joey Gase $5,000 for a safety infraction during Saturday’s race at Richmond Raceway. The penalty was handed down after Gase walked down the track and threw his bumper cover at Dawson Cram’s car following a crash caused by Cram. This action violated Section 8.8.8K of the Xfinity Rule Book, which states that any action or omission that poses a threat to the safety of the competitors may result in a safety violation.

NASCAR Cup Series teams are preparing for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Martinsville Speedway, with Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney looking forward to building on their recent successes. However, the penalty handed down to Gase serves as a reminder of the importance of safety on the track. NASCAR’s Senior Vice President of Competition, Elton Sawyer, spoke about the incident involving Gase on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, expressing understanding for Gase’s frustration as a car owner responsible for repairs but emphasizing the importance of safety. Walking down the track during a caution period poses serious risks to everyone involved.

In addition to Gase’s fine, Xfinity crew chiefs were also penalized for safety violations. Crew chiefs from the No. 16, No. 19, and No. 26 cars were fined $5,000 each for not having all five lug nuts secure on each wheel. These penalties serve as reminders of NASCAR’s commitment to safety and ensuring a secure racing environment for all competitors.

By Samantha Nguyen

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