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Crew chief for Joey Logano fined $10,000 for lug nut violation

Joey Logano is admittedly frustrated with coming in second at Texas in a rain-shortened race because he really thought he had a fast enough car to win.

NASCAR fined Todd Gordon, crew chief for Joey Logano, $10,000 for a lug nut violation discovered Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Logano’s car was found to have 19 of 20 lug nuts secured after the race. This is the first time the team has been penalized for this infraction.

Should the team be penalized again for the same infraction this season, NASCAR would issue a $20,000 fine.

No points are deducted for a lug nut violation for a first-time offense unless three or more lug nuts are not secured.

NASCAR also announced that Kevin Meendering, crew chief for Elliott Sadler in the Xfinity Series, has been fined $5,000 for a lug nut violation after the Texas race. Sadler’s team was found to have 19 of 20 lug nuts secured. The team did not receive any other penalties since this was its first offense for this violation.