Winning Truck Series Crew Chief Suspended

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Shane Huffman of MDM Motorsports, the winning crew chief on Darrell Wallace Jr.'s No. 99 Chevrolet last weekend at Michigan International Speedway, has been fined and suspended for one race. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Shane Huffman of MDM Motorsports, the race-winning crew chief on Darrell Wallace Jr.'s No. 99 Chevrolet last weekend in Michigan, has been fined and suspended for one race.

During post-race inspection at Michigan International Speedway, vent holes on top of the truck bed were found to be improperly configured. NASCAR fined Huffman $5,000 and handed him a one-race suspension. The team also was docked 10 championship points, which does not affect its 14th-place position in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner standings.

Jeff Hensley, crew chief on Grant Enfinger's No. 98 ThorSport Racing Toyota, also was fined $5,000 and drew a two-race suspension for a pair of infractions at Michigan International Speedway. Post-race height measurements on the front of Enfinger's truck were outside allowed tolerances. And during pre-qualifying inspection, it was discovered that weight had been improperly affixed.

John Hankish, Enfinger's truck chief, also was dealt a two-race suspension. The team was docked 10 owner and driver championship points. The penalty drops Enfinger 24 points below the cutoff line for a playoff berth with just three races left in the regular season, including tonight's UNOH 200 at Bristol.

The team finished eighth in last weekend's LTi Printing 200.

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