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Two Xfinity teams penalized for lug nut violations at Phoenix


during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 20, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Brian Lawdermilk

Two Xfinity Series teams were fined for violations from this past weekend’s race at Phoenix Raceway.

Both teams and their respective crew chiefs were penalized for the same Safety level violation: Sections Tires and Wheels, lug nut(s) not properly installed.

The crew chiefs that were fined were:

* Greg Erwin, crew chief of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang (driven by Ryan Blaney), was fined $5,000.

* Eric Phillips, crew chief of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry (driven by Christopher Bell), was fined $5,000.

There were no penalties issued in either the NASCAR Cup or Camping World Truck series.