Kyle Busch won his first race of the season at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, but the win will still likely set his crew back $10,000.
NASCAR officials found a loose lug nut on Busch’s winning No. 18 car, which typically results in a $10,000 fine for the crew chief, who in this case is Adam Stevens.
Suspensions aren’t handed out for one missing lug nut, but the team will likely be fined. NASCAR officials also discovered that Trevor Bayne and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were missing one lug nut each on their respective cars following the race. Their crew chiefs will also likely face the $10,000 fine.
This is the second week in a row where Adam Stevens has found himself in some trouble following a race. The missing lug nut isn’t a big deal, but last week he was involved in an altercation with members of Martin Truex Jr.’s pit crew.
Busch and his team will certainly be happy to give up the $10,000 fine in exchange for the victory.