Penalty to Hamlin’s team for lost ballast announced

Penalties steaming from the loss of ballast from the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry driven by Denny Hamlin have been announced.

Hamlin lost ballast from his car during the pace laps of Sunday’s running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR has announced penalties to the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team for violation of Infraction Safety Section Minimum Safety Penalty Options Note: Loss or separation of added ballast from the vehicle Penalty/Remarks Crew Chief (Chris Gabehart), Car Chief (Brandon Griffeth), Engineer (Scott Simmons) has been suspended for the next four NASCAR Cup Series points events, through June 10, 2020.

Hamlin lost eight laps at the start of the race due to the mishap. JGR will not appeal the penalty.


  1. they likely had fedex shipping the attaching bolts and they were late as normal, what a absolute waste of a company, I could not work for them, I would not drive any vehicle, (ok honestly put fedex’s name on a formula one car and I would drive it) nothing else.

  2. not much of a penalty ! I did not think it would much as Toyota seems to be a favorite of NASCAR; They gave Bush and Toyota a much more aerodynamic car in mid-season 2017 resulting in many wins.Was that a first for NASCAR?


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