Penske interesting Blaney’s Bristol penalty – EAST AUTO NEWS

Penske interesting Blaney’s Bristol penalty

Staff Penske is interesting the four-race suspension to Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 staff members for the wheel that got here off at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Till the enchantment is settled, the suspensions have been deferred. As such, Blaney’s crew chief Jonathan Hassler, jackman Graham Stoddard, and rear tire changer Zachary Value shall be allowed to take part on this weekend’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sunday is the beginning of the Spherical of 12 within the NASCAR Cup Sequence playoffs, by which Blaney continues to be eligible. Blaney begins the spherical seeded eighth.

The left-rear wheel got here off Blaney’s Ford Mustang Saturday evening at Bristol. Underneath a lap 92 warning, Blaney pitted due to a flat right-front tire. Upon leaving his pit stall, the staff realized the wheel was not tight, however as Blaney slowed down, the wheel got here off and rolled down pit highway. It rolled into Austin Dillon’s pit stall and appeared to knock the jack off the wall.

The miscue was the beginning of a protracted evening for Blaney and firm. The flat tire broken Blaney’s automobile, and he fell a number of laps down. He even went behind the wall for repairs however completed the race and survived to advance within the playoffs.

A wheel coming off a automobile triggers a four-race suspension. There have been 12 Cup Sequence groups penalized for the infraction this season, and if the enchantment is upheld, Blaney’s staff can be the thirteenth.

Over the summer season, NASCAR officers started permitting some leeway if a wheel comes off on pit highway. There have been drivers who started to go away their pit stall and had the tire fall off however, if caught shortly, escaped penalty.

After New Hampshire, Blaney’s teammate Austin Cindric was penalized for his wheel coming off and rolling down pit highway. Nonetheless, Christopher Bell’s staff was not penalized after Atlanta Motor Speedway as NASCAR deemed the wheel from the No. 20 automobile didn’t affect others on pit highway.

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