NASCAR handed down suspension, fines, and points loses following a pair of violations uncovered in the post-race inspections at the Zippo 200, this past weekend’s XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen.
The crew chief for the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro, Dave Elenz, was suspended for a race and fined $10,000 as part of a L1 penalty. Driver William Byron’s 10th-place finish was encumbered, and the team — JR Motorsports — and owner each docked 10 points after failing post-race rear body inspection heights.
The news on Byron comes on the same day Hendrick Motorsports officially announced he’ll succeed Kasey Kahne next season.
JGL racing took a double suspension when the post-weight inspection found the No. 28 Toyota Camry failed overall vehicle weight. Crew Chief Steven Lane was suspended for one race, and car chief Rick Markle was suspended for three races,
‘In a statement, JR Motorsports says the team accepts the penalty.