With its most recent penalty reports, the sanctioning authority has been very busy. The most recent case is the post-Richmond report, which includes L1-Level Penalties for both Rev Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports.
The No. 4 Chevrolet driven by Chase Purdy, the No. 51 Chevrolet driven by Jack Wood, and the No. 2 Chevrolet driven by Nick Sanchez all broke the rules, according to a NASCAR press statement.
Sections 188.8.131.52.2.C: Engine Oil Reservoir Tank Encasemen, 184.108.40.206 C & G: Engine Oil Reservoir Tank, and 14.19.A: Assembled Vehicle Overall Regulations were specifically mentioned in the annotations.
These breaches were found at Texas Motor Speedway during an opening-day inspection, according to the penalty report. A technical partnership between Rev Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports produced the No. 2 Chevy.
All three teams suffered a loss of 10 driver and 10 owner points as a result. Due to the fact that Wood only drives occasionally, this has little bearing on his quest for a title.
Regrettably, it might have an effect on the owners’ playoffs, but Sanchez and Purdy will now drop significant points as they continue to fight for playoff berths.
For all three drivers, the trip to Texas Motor Speedway was somewhat productive. With a pole position start, Sanchez put in a strong performance, winning the first two stages and 168 of the 171 laps.
However, a contact with Carson Hocevar in overtime caused him to crash heavily into the wall and raise the final caution, which caused him to finish 16th.
With the No. 4 Chevy, Purdy lined up in the 14th position overall and scored in the first two stages. He went on to earn a career-high finish, coming in behind Hocevar for second place overall as Wood, who started second behind Sanchez ended eighth overall, achieving a personal best.
After the Texas Motor Speedway round, Purdy and Sanchez were over the playoff cutoff. They are both still in a strong overall position with the loss of 10 points and have time to lock up their playoff berths.
Purdy, who was tied with Corey Heim in the rankings, fell from seventh to eighth. Sanchez is still in ninth place, but his 14-point lead over Tyler Ankrum has been reduced to just four points.
The three Chevrolet drivers are not happy with the L1-Level penalties. They dropped significant points that will matter as the playoffs approach, however, the regular season still has plenty of time left.
Until the Craftsman Truck Series playoffs begin, there are 11 more races on the schedule. The upcoming race will be held at Bristol Motor Speedway with the drivers navigating the dirt track.
The Nos. 4 and No. 2 entries will be driven by Purdy and Sanchez, respectively as William Byron takes Wood’s place in the No. 51.