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NASCAR penalizes Carson Hocevar 25 factors and fines him $50K for spinning Harrison Burton underneath warning

Carson Hocevar’s spin of Harrison Burton under caution at Nashville turned out to be costly. NASCAR fined Hocevar $50,000 and penalized him 25 points after he purposely turned Burton on the backstretch after a caution flag had flown. Brad Keselowski hit the wall after contact with Austin Dillon in Turns 1 and 2. As the

NASCAR penalizes Carson Hocevar 25 factors and fines him $50K for spinning Harrison Burton underneath warning

Nick Bromberg

Carson Hocevar’s spin of Harrison Burton underneath warning at Nashville turned out to be expensive.

NASCAR fined Hocevar $50,000 and penalized him 25 factors after he purposely turned Burton on the backstretch after a warning flag had flown.

Brad Keselowski hit the wall after contact with Austin Dillon in Turns 1 and a pair of. As the sector slowed following the wreck with 58 scheduled laps to go, Hocevar took some frustration out on Burton.

Hocevar wasn’t penalized through the race, though NASCAR race management had penalized Layne Riggs two laps for reckless driving throughout Friday night time’s Truck Collection race. Selections aren’t all the time constant between officers in NASCAR’s high three sequence, but it surely was nonetheless a bit jarring to see Riggs penalized whereas Hocevar escaped in-race punishment.

Hocevar went on to complete sixteenth after the chaotic five-overtime finish Sunday. Joey Logano gained the race after he stretched his gas greater than 100 laps. Burton completed twenty eighth to proceed what’s been a depressing yr. He is thirty third in the points standings.

Hocevar was twenty second earlier than the penalty and is now twenty fourth and 181 factors outdoors the ultimate playoff spot. Hocevar might want to win a race over the ultimate seven regular-season races of the season to make the playoffs, and that is a lot simpler mentioned than performed given his two top-10 finishes and three laps led via the primary 19 races of the season.

If something, the factors penalty could possibly be pivotal within the Rookie of the 12 months race. Hocevar is now 50 factors again of Josh Berry as the highest rookie within the factors standings.

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