April 14, 2024 1:51 pm
Joey Gase fined $5,000 by NASCAR for Richmond violation

Joey Gase has been fined $5,000 by NASCAR for a safety infraction during Saturday’s race at Richmond Raceway. This happened after he walked down the track and threw his bumper cover at Dawson Cram’s car following a crash caused by Cram. The incident 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 competitors may result in a safety violation.

The penalty to Gase serves as a reminder of the importance of safety on the track as NASCAR Cup Series teams prepare for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Martinsville Speedway. Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney are optimistic heading into the race, looking to build on their recent successes. However, they understand that safety must always be a top priority.

NASCAR’s Senior Vice President of Competition, Elton Sawyer, addressed the incident involving Gase on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. He expressed understanding for Gase’s frustration as a car owner responsible for repairs but emphasized 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. The crew chiefs of 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.

Overall, it is important to remember that racing is dangerous and everyone involved must take necessary precautions to ensure their own safety and the safety of others on the track.

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