Ty Majeski and the No. 98 ThorSport Racing team have been issued L2-level penalties by NASCAR officials following infractions during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series weekend at Wisconsin’s Milwaukee Mile.
The team was found in violation of Sections 14.16.1 and 14.16.1.A&C of the NASCAR Rule Book, which deals with wheels and tires, and wheel assembly, specifically the valve stems.
Both Majeski and the team have been docked 75 points, along with five playoff points in the driver and owner’s standings. Majeski’s crew chief Joe Shear Jr. was fined $25,000 and suspended for the next four Truck Series events.
The infraction was discovered during pre-race inspection prior to last Sunday’s Clean Harbors 175. NASCAR officials confiscated the No. 98 truck’s right-rear tire and ejected Shear before the event.
Majeski was also forced to start the race at the rear of the field and serve a pass-through penalty on pit road shortly after the green flag waved. The 29-year-old rebounded to finish seventh.
Three other Truck Series teams were penalized after Milwaukee. The No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Chevrolet team was handed an L1-grade penalty for violating Sections 22.214.171.124.A&B: Triangular Filler Panels.
Officials deducted 10 points from both the team and driver Matt Mills in their standings.
Two of Niece Motorsports’ teams were issued $2,500 fines for each having one unsecured lug nut in a post-race check; the safety violations (Sections 126.96.36.199a) were issued to crew chiefs Mike Hillman (No. 41 Chevrolet for driver Bayley Currey) and Phil Gould (No. 42 Chevy for playoff driver Carson Hocevar).