JOLIET, ILLINOIS – JUNE 30: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on June 30, 2019 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Denny Hamlin was having a pretty good day in the Camping World 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. That is, until he was enforced a penalty for an uncontrolled tire during a lap 105 pit stop. Continue reading “Denny Hamlin Voices Frustration About Pit Road Penalty on Twitter”

99 1 Pitting before pit road is open Y tail end 5
22 1 Pitting before pit road is open Y tail end 5
83 1 Pitting before pit road is open Y tail end garage
56 2 Pitting before pit road is open Y tail end 5
87 2 Pitting before pit road is open Y tail end 5
93 3 Speed-Exiting pits Y tail end 5
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56 4 Speed-Exiting pits G pass thru 7
99 5 Disobeying a NASCAR request G pass thru 7 not in proper order at
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22 5 Disobeying a NASCAR request G pass thru 7 not in proper order at
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The following rule change is effective August 11, 2011 for all three NASCAR national series:

9-15 Pit Procedures During Race

The fuel handler must be in control of the fuel can at all times when fuel is being added to the car. The fuel handler will not be permitted to perform any adjustments or other pit stop procedures while the fuel can coupler is engaged with the car-mounted adapter.

“In an ongoing effort to keep pit road safer, we have made this adjustment to the duties of the fuel handler. If the fueler’s only responsibility is to fuel the car, he will do a better job and make fewer mistakes on pit road.”

– NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Director John Darby