Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Ty Majeski docked 10 points for front suspension infraction

Ty Majeski has received his second penalty of the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season, this one perhaps adding more insult to injury. Already eliminated from playoff contention after last Saturday’s Round of 8 finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he received an L1-level penalty on Wednesday for failing inspection prior to practice/qualifying which costed him another ten points.

Specifically, he was busted for violating Section 14.14.1.C of the rulebook concerning the front suspension.

Majeski entered Homestead sixth in the standings and nineteen points below the cut line needed to make the Championship Round. Despite finishing tenth (promoted to ninth following Zane Smith’s disqualification), he finished shy of making the final round, having also been set back by a slow pit stop with thirty laps remaining due to a faulty air gun.

The penalty does not impact Majeski’s current points standing of eighth, though he now has 2,144 points and is at risk of losing the spot to Matt Crafton, who was eliminated from the Round of 10 and is three points back.

In August, Majeski received a much larger penalty of seventy-five deducted points for an unapproved right rear tyre at Milwaukee. If he retained the eighty-five points, his 2,239 points would place him back in sixth.