Rodney Childers, crew chief for Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, has been suspended for one race after NASCAR handed down penalties Wednesday morning.
Childers will miss this weekend's race at Pocono Raceway following a lug nut violation after the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Along with the suspension, Childers was also fined $20,000 and placed on probation for the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season for the P3 infraction.
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According to the NASCAR rule book, the No. 4 team violated Section 12.1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and Section 10.11.3.4 (pit-road equipment) for lug nuts not being properly installed during post-race inspection.
Childers is the fifth crew chief suspended for a lug nut violation so far this season.
After NASCAR announced the penalties, Childers shared his thoughts on Twitter while sitting at the dentist's office.
👍🏼👍🏼— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) July 27, 2016
Guess I should have failed post race instead of having one lugnut loose.. Looking fwd to some 🎣🏌⛳️ https://t.co/OQz577IlQR
Told ya... https://t.co/NTgEWXxh24— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) July 27, 2016
Sitting at the dentist, mouth numb.. Mom in the hospital.. Dermatologist this morning.. Suspended.. Anything else?? pic.twitter.com/Huu09DQJxZ— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) July 27, 2016
Teams of Kasey Kahne, Paul Menard and Matt DiBenedetto received written warnings after failing NASCAR's pre-race laser inspection twice.
The No. 41 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet team of Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola's No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford squad also received written warnings for failing pre-qualifying template inspection twice.