Chase Elliott penalized heavily by NASCAR for rear-suspension issue in Phoenix

Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott (Getty Photographs)

Kevin Harvick is not the one driver to have been penalized heavily this yr. NASCAR introduced Wednesday, Chase Elliott will probably be docked 25 factors for a rear-suspension issue in his third-place end at ISM Raceway in Phoenix Sunday.

Hendrick Motorsports may even be docked 25 proprietor factors as they have been issued an L1 penalty for violating, “Part 20.14.2 of the Rule E-book, which offers with rear suspension and trailing arm angles/pinion angle shims. In line with the penalty report: Truck trailing arm spacer/pinion angle shim surfaces have to be in full contact in any respect factors, always. Failure to stick to that may create further sideforce and is a violation.”

Crew chief Alan Gustafson has additionally been fined $50,000 and automotive chief Josh Kirk has been suspended for two races.

Elliott and his staff are anticipated to attraction.

The L1 penalty is the very best penalty that may be levied on a driver. Harvick and Elliott have acquired the punishment in again-to-again weeks. Elliott falls from sixteenth to twenty third in the Cup standings with the violation.