Ben Rhodes’ crew chief suspended one race, fined for inspection violation at Daytona
NASCAR has suspended ThorSport Racing crew chief Eddie Troconis for one race and fined him for a post-race inspection violation at Daytona.
Troconis was suspended and fined $5,000 after the rear of the No. 41 Ford of Ben Rhodes was found to be too low after Friday night’s race.
The L1 penalty also comes with the loss of 10 driver and owner points.
ThorSport had no comment regarding a possible appeal or substitute for Troconis.
Rhodes finished fourth in the race after starting 24th. The finish will not count toward playoff eligibility if a tiebreaker is needed.
Troconis is in his second season working with Rhodes.
NASCAR did not issue any other penalties.