As expected by everyone in the NASCAR community the premier Stock car racing organization has announced the penalty for the No:17 RFK Racing team after the wheel of Chris Buescher came off during the race. This has marked the 11th such incident in which NASCAR has been forced to act upon and penalize the crew chief along with his crew for wheel infractions.
Chris Buescher, who finished P30 in Ally 400, was subjected to the penalty after the incident in lap 225 where he started experiencing some troubles before losing the wheel at turn 4 as he made minor contact with the wall. Buescher limped his way back to the pit road in hopes of continuing his race while the wheel rolled down the front stretch.
The continuing single-wheel nut trouble, which has been hurting all the teams irrespective of their size and competitions badly, now has brought in an automatic four-week suspension for the RFK Team as Buescher’s crew chief Scott Graves and crew members Matthew Wilps and Seth Gajdorus have been suspended for four races. They will only be able to join back with the team after the Poccano outing at the end of July.
How NASCAR Twitter reacted to the penalty
The growing impatience among the fans on the ever-continuing wheel infractions was evident in fans’ reaction to the penalty as it has been among the worst impact the Cup series team is facing in the newly brought-in changes. The wheel trouble has been the go-to criticism for fans who are against the radical changes that have been introduced to the sport and if NASCAR isn’t going to do anything to solve the issue at hand their numbers will surely be growing.