Carson Hocevar among those penalized after Nashville

LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JUNE 22: Carson Hocevar, driver of the #77 Delaware Life Chevrolet, leads the field during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Today 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on June 22, 2024 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


NASCAR officials issued penalties Tuesday for infractions in the Cup Series and Craftsman Truck Series in last weekend’s events at Nashville Superspeedway.

Carson Hocevar, driver of the Spire Motorsports No. 77 Chevrolet, was fined $50,000 and assessed a loss of 25 driver points for violating Sections 4.4B: NASCAR Member Code of Conduct Penalty Options And Guidelines during Sunday’s Ally 400. Hocevar’s No. 77 Chevy made contact with Wood Brothers Racing’s No. 21 Ford driven by Harrison Burton under yellow, causing the latter to spin out.

In post-race inspection after Christian Eckes’ victory in Friday’s Rackley Roofing 200, Matt Mills’ No. 42 Niece Motorsports Chevrolet and Matt Crafton’s No. 88 ThorSport Racing Ford were each found with one unsecured lug nut. This violates Sections Tires and Wheels of the NASCAR Rule Book. As a result, crew chiefs Jon Leonard (No. 42) and Jeriod Prince (No. 88) were each fined $2,500.