Two weeks in the past, the No. 98 truck of Ty Majeski needed to serve a major penalty throughout the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series on the Milwaukee Mile. During pre-race inspection, officers found that Majeski’s valve stem caps had been unlawful as per NASCAR’s guidelines; the No. 98 misplaced its crew chief for the weekend, it misplaced factors, and Majeski needed to serve a drive-through penalty throughout the race. NASCAR is utilizing it as an academic expertise.
Last week, the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series posted a video on social media the place Seth Kramlich, managing director of the Trucks sequence, laid out the small print of simply the place Majeski’s proper rear valve stem cap went incorrect — and it’s fascinating.
Basically, because the unlawful cap was tightened, it might launch air from the tires. Tire stress manipulation is prohibited as per NASCAR’s rulebook, and the No. 98 crew was issued an L2 penalty. That means Majeski’s crew chief was suspended for 4 races and fined $25,000, Majeski needed to serve a drive-through penalty throughout the race, the motive force misplaced 75 factors and 5 playoff factors, and his group was docked 75 proprietor factors.
The coolest half is the truth that NASCAR has been actually clear about technical infringements like this, to the purpose the place it is going to showcase unlawful components to different groups and submit them on social media.
One of motorsport’s lengthy working jokes is that it’s a contest of who can fudge the principles one of the best, and whereas Majeski’s crew gave it the nice ol’ school strive, they got here up quick. But it’s nonetheless cool to see the methods present NASCAR groups are looking for a aggressive benefit — and to have officers acknowledge the ingenuity.
You can try a video from journalist Bob Pockrass as properly, which reveals Kramlich’s presentation from a unique angle: