Richard Childress Racing has been hit with an L1-level penalty after the Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The No. 21 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric was found to be too low in post-race inspection. NASCAR penalized the team Wednesday, docking 10 driver and owner points and suspending crew chief Danny Stockman for one race. Stockman has also been fined $10,000.
With the penalty, Hemric falls to second in the playoff standings behind Elliott Sadler. Hemric now has a 13-point advantage on the cutoff line instead of 23 points.
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A $5,000 fine to Randall Burnett (Xfinity Series crew chief for Matt Tifft) for having one unsecured lug nut.
A $10,000 fine for NASCAR Cup Series crew chief Chad Johnston, Kyle Larson’s crew chief on the No. 42, for one unsecured lug nut.
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Kelly has been on the NASCAR beat full-time since 2013, and joined RACER as chief NASCAR writer in 2017. Her work has also appeared in NASCAR.com, the NASCAR Illustrated magazine, and NBC Sports. A corporate communications graduate from Central Penn College, Crandall is a two-time George Cunningham Writer of the Year recipient from the National Motorsports Press Association.