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NASCAR Ford Truck Penalized For Loose Lugs At Nashville

A NASCAR Ford Truck Series team was among several penalized following the races at Nashville Superspeedway on June 28th through 30th, 2024. Additionally, a Chevy competitor in the Cup Series was heavily penalized for contact with a Ford racer under caution.

As per the latest penalty report on, the No. 88 Ford F-150 of Matt Crafton was penalized due to one unsecured lug nut found in postrace inspection after the latest Truck Series race. This is in violation of Sections Tires and Wheels in the NASCAR Rule Book. As a result, the crew chief for the No. 88 NASCAR Ford team, Jeriod Prince, was fined $2,500. Crafton finished 23rd in the event.

Crafton was not the only Truck Series team to be hit with a loose lug penalty. The No. 42 Chevy Silverado RST of Matt Mills was also found to have a loose lug after the race, and crew chief Jon Leonard was also fined.

Meanwhile, on the Cup Series side of things, the No. 77 Chevy Camaro SS of Carson Hocevar was heavily fined after intentionally wrecking the No. 21 NASCAR Ford Mustang of Harrison Burton during a caution period at Nashville. Hocevar was fined $50,000 and had 25 driver points taken away for his actions, which violated Sections 4.4B: NASCAR Member Code of Conduct Penalty Options And Guidelines during the Cup Series race. Burton was credited with a 28th-place finish.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom for The Blue Oval at Nashville, however. Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Mustang, stretched his fuel to win the Cup Series race after a chaotic series of five Overtime attempts – he actually ran out of fuel during his victory burnout. In the Truck Series on Friday night, though, the NASCAR Ford teams didn’t perform nearly as well. The highest-finishing F-150 race truck was that of Ben Rhodes, who guided the No. 99 F-150 across the line in seventh place.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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