Joey Gase was fined $5,000 after throwing his rear bumper at a competitor’s car during Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway, NASCAR officials announced Wednesday in their penalty report.

Gase, driver of the No. 35 Joey Gase Motorsports Chevrolet, was penalized for violating Sections 8.8.8K of the NASCAR Rule Book, which states: “A safety violation may be imposed for any action or omission by a Competitor or vehicle that creates an unsafe environment or poses a threat to the safety of the Competitors, as determined by NASCAR.”

Additionally, three Xfinity teams were found with one lug nut not properly installed after the checkered flag of Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250:

  • No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet driven by AJ Allmendinger
  • No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Taylor Gray
  • No. 26 Sam Hunt Racing Toyota driven by Corey Heim

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