August 9, 2017 | 2:53 P.M. EST
Two Xfinity Series crew chiefs have been suspended for rule violations that were found during post-race inspection last weekend at Watkins Glen. William Byron’s team is one of those that was penalized. (Photo: Getty Images)
NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chiefs David Elenz from JR Motorsports and Steven Lane of JGL Racing have been suspended for rule violations that were found during post-race inspection last weekend at Watkins Glen International.
Elenz also was fined $10,000 in addition to his one-race suspension. The team was docked 10 championship driver and owner points. William Byron finished 10th in the Zippo 200 at The Glen, after which the rear height of his No. 9 Chevrolet was found to be outside NASCAR tolerances.
The team will not appeal the penalties. Engineer Brandon McSwain will serve as interim crew chief on Saturday at Mid-Ohio with Director of Competition Ryan Pemberton helping to call race strategy from pit road.
Lane and JGL car chief Rick Markle each drew a three-race suspension after improperly attached weights were found on Dakoda Armstrong’s No. 28 Toyota following his 21st-place finish at Watkins Glen.