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AJ Allmendinger's No. 47 team hit with lug-nut violation

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Fold of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA USA Friday 3 March 2017 AJ Allmendinger World Copyright: Barry Cantrell/LAT Images ref: Digital Image 17ATLbc0678

2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Fold of Honor QuikTrip 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA USA Friday 3 March 2017 AJ Allmendinger World Copyright: Barry Cantrell/LAT Images ref: Digital Image 17ATLbc0678

HAMPTON, Ga. -- NASCAR officials discovered three unsecured lug nuts on AJ Allmendinger's No. 47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet following Sunday's Monster Energy Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Per the NASCAR rule book, Allmendinger and team now faces a 35-point penalty and $65,000 fine.

Crew chief Randall Burnett could also be suspended three races for the violation.

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Allmendinger finished 26th in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

Penalties from the Atlanta race weekend are expected to be announced mid-week.