Briscoe's team was hit with a major penalty as a result of the ballast that separated from his car prior to the race. As a result of violating rule 220.127.116.11.4.d. from the NASCAR RuleBook, crew chief Richard Boswell, car chief Nick Hutchins and engineer D.J. Vanderley have been suspended for the next four series races
The No. 4 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team from Stewart-Haas Racing received an L1-level penalty for two violations found during teardown at the NASCAR R&D Center stemming from Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Seventy five point penalty and nothing. No meaningful consequences, not even a dip in the standings. When Denny Hamlin’s car got tagged for leaving the covers on the rear firewall loose in order to leak high pressure air from under the car into the cockpit, something they were told not to do going into Indianapolis, NASCAR came down hard. Well, sort of.
In the past two weeks we've seen two big teams get hammered by NASCAR for illegal parts. The administration certainly isn't messing around this year, if you are found in violation of their rules no matter what the circumstances surrounding it are, you will be punished harshly.