Kevin Harvick crew chief fined, suspended one race for encumbered finish
Kevin Harvick’s crew chief, Rodney Childers, has been suspended for one NASCAR Cup Series race and fined $25,000 for an unapproved track bar slider assembly last weekend at Phoenix Raceway.
The penalty, a L1 infraction, results in an encumbered finish. Harvick placed sixth in the Camping World 500.
The No. 4 team has also been docked 10 driver and owner points. Harvick was seventh in the standings after four races. He trailed leader Kyle Larson by 61 points. The loss of points drops Harvick one spot to eighth behind Jamie McMurray.
Harvick has not won a race yet, which would qualify him for the playoffs.