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Speeding penalties, tire violations and more; Ranking who picked up the most penalties on pit lane

841 NASCAR pit penalties handed out during the 2019 racing season

40 cars hit the pit lane at multiple points throughout the race. 5 men jump over the wall for each team. Four tires are changed and the fuel tanked is filled to the rim, in about 13 seconds.

View full 2019 NASCAR pit road penalties below.

In the course of that chaos, there’s a lot that can go wrong. NASCAR has a team of officials that watch live video of each individual pit stall.

When a team violates the NASCAR rule book on the pit lane, officials are going to catch it.

What penalties are included in the rankings below? Speeding on pit road, tire violations during pit stop, too many crew members over the wall, entering closed pits, crew member over pit wall too soon, removing pit equipment from pit stall, pitting outside of pit stall, run pit exit sign, driving through too many pit boxed, improper fueling, commitment line violations, pit road, safety violations, equipment interference, jumping start or restart, illegal passing on restart, disobeying NASCAR requests, pre-race to the rear penalties and unspecified pit penalties.

These are the penalties that are issued during a race. Minor penalties that do not have fines attached.

As you can see from the list above, these are more than just pit road penalties. Pit road is the focus but these are any violations that result in pass through, tail of the field or being held a lap penalties.

Races excluded: The Clash at Daytona, Monster Energy Open and NASCAR All-Star Race.

NASCAR pits stops at Darlington Raceway - Southern 500 - NASCARNASCAR pits stops at Darlington Raceway - Southern 500 - NASCAR
DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 01: Cars pit during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 01, 2019 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

2019 NASCAR Speeding Penalties

The first number in bold shows the total number of speeding penalties during a race.

The second number shows pit speeding on a green flag stop. The second number shows speeding during a yellow pit stop.

Pos | Driver | Total | Green | Yellow

1. Corey LaJoie
9 | 4 | 5

2. Bubba Wallace
9 | 4 | 5

3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
8 | 4 | 4

4. Matt Tifft
8 | 3 | 5

5. Michael McDowell
7 | 3 | 4

6. Reed Sorenson
7 | 2 | 5

7. Ty Dillon
7 | 2 | 5

8. Austin Dillon
6 | 1 | 5

9. David Ragan
6 | 4 | 2

10. Kyle Busch
6 | 1 | 5

11. Denny Hamlin
5 | 2 | 3

12. Ross Chastain
3 | 2 | 1

Note: Only top 12 speeders listed

Chase Elliott crashes at Texas Motor Speedway - NASCARChase Elliott crashes at Texas Motor Speedway - NASCAR
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 03: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, pits following an on-track incident during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 03, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

2019 Tire Violations

At the start of the season, crew members had to be moving in the same direction of a tire during a pit stop. They also had to remain within an arms length. The rule changed mid-season.

Pos | Driver | Violations

1. Ross Chastain | 5
2. Ryan Preece | 5
3. Denny Hamlin | 4
4. Ryan Newman | 3
5. Aric Almirola | 3
6. Timmy Hill | 3
7. Joey Gase | 3
8. Corey LaJoie | 2
9. Daniel Suarez | 2
10. BJ McLeod | 2
11. Daniel Hemric | 2
12. Martin Truex Jr | 2
13. Clint Bowyer | 2
14. Kevin Harvick | 2

Note: Only top 14 listed.

Kyle Larson - NASCAR pit stopKyle Larson - NASCAR pit stop
Kyle Larson – NASCAR pit stop

Entering closed pits

This is usually after an accident. Teams ignore the closed pit and hit the pits a lap or two early to work on repairs.

Pos | Driver | Violations

1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr | 18
2. Clint Bowyer | 18
3. Corey LaJoie | 15
4. Daniel Hemric | 15
5. Austin Dillon | 13
6. Denny Hamlin | 12
7. Bubba Wallace | 11
8. Ryan Preece | 11
9. Kurt Busch | 10
10. Ross Chastain | 10
11. Martin Truex Jr | 9
12. Michael McDowell | 9
13. Kyle Larson | 9
14. Erik Jones | 9

Note: Only top 15 listed

Martin Truex Jr pit stop at Homestead-Miami SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr pit stop at Homestead-Miami Speedway
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota, pits during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Speedway on November 17, 2019 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Too many crew penalties

Too many crew members over the wall or in contact with equipment.

Pos | Driver | Violations

1. Martin Truex Jr | 6
2. Denny Hamlin | 4
3. Corey LaJoie | 3
4. Daniel Hemric | 3
5. Chase Elliott | 3
6. Kurt Busch | 3
7. Michael McDowell | 2
8. Austin Dillon | 2
9. Landon Cassill | 2
10. Joey Logano | 2
11. Bubba Wallace | 2

Note: Only top 11 listed.

William Byron and Joey Logano - NASCAR Cup Series Pit Stops - Darlington RacewayWilliam Byron and Joey Logano - NASCAR Cup Series Pit Stops - Darlington Raceway
DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 01: William Byron, driver of the #24 HendrickAutoguard/CityChvrltThrwbck Chev, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, pit during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 01, 2019 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Crew over the wall too soon

Pos | Driver | Violations

1. Timmy Hill | 4
2. Corey LaJoie | 3
3. Joey Gase | 3
4. Ty Dillon | 3
5. Reed Sorenson | 2
6. Ross Chastain | 2

Note: Only top six listed.

Kyle Busch at Darlington Raceway - NASCAR pit stopKyle Busch at Darlington Raceway - NASCAR pit stop
DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 01: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Snickers Throwback Toyota, pits during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on September 01, 2019 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Unspecified

Sometimes drivers are sent to the rear of the field without a specific listing.

Pos | Driver | Violations

1. Daniel Hemric | 3
2. Quin Houff | 2
3. Bubba Wallace | 2
4. Timmy Hill | 2
5. Martin Truex Jr | 2
6. Jimmie Johnson | 2

Note: Only top 6 listed.

NASCAR pit stop at Bristol Motor SpeedwayNASCAR pit stop at Bristol Motor Speedway
BRISTOL, TN – APRIL 07: Erik Jones, driver of the #20 CRAFTSMAN Racing for a Miracle Toyota, pits during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 7, 2019 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

To the rear penalties

These penalties are due to failing pre-race/post-qualifying inspection or for unapproved adjustments ahead of the race.

Pos | Driver | To Rear

1. Matt Tifft | 7
2. Reed Sorenson | 6
3. JJ Yeley | 6
4. Denny Hamlin | 6
5. Martin Truex Jr | 5
6. Ryan Newman | 5
7. Corey LaJoie | 5
8. William Byron | 5

9. Ross Chastain | 4
10. Kyle Larson | 4
11. Landon Cassill | 4
12. Alex Bowman | 4
13. Chase Elliott | 4

14. Erik Jones | 3
15. Daniel Suarez | 3
16. Joey Gase | 3
17. BJ McLeod | 3
18. Michael McDowell | 3
19. Aric Almirola | 3

20. Bubba Wallace | 2
21. Ryan Preece | 2
22. Kyle Busch | 2
23. Ty Dillon | 2
24. Timmy Hill | 2
25. Jimmie Johnson | 2
26. Garrett Smithley | 2
27. Matt DiBenedetto | 2
28. Quin Houff | 2
29. Ryan Blaney | 2
30. Brendan Gaughan | 2
31. Chris Buescher | 2
32. Cody Ware | 2

33. Ricky Stenhouse Jr | 1
34. Austin Dillon | 1
35. Kurt Busch | 1
36. Kevin Harvick | 1
37. Joey Logano | 1
38. Parker Kligerman | 1
39. Jamie McMurray | 1
40. Joe Nemechek | 1
41. Justin Haley | 1
42. Jeb Burton | 1
43. DJ Kennington | 1
44. Casey Mears | 1

Note: All 121 to the rear penalties listed.


2019 NASCAR Penalties

Total Penalties: 841

Pos | Driver | Penalty Total

1. Corey LaJoie
40

2. Denny Hamlin
31

3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
31

4. Bubba Wallace
29

5. Daniel Hemric
29

6. Martin Truex Jr
28

7. Ross Chastain
28

8. Matt Tifft
27

9. Reed Sorenson
27

10. Clint Bowyer
24

11. Michael McDowell
24

12. Ryan Preece
24

13. Austin Dillon
23

14. Ryan Newman
22

15. Chase Elliott
20

16. Daniel Suarez
20

17. Kyle Busch
20

18. Kyle Larson
20

19. BJ McLeod
19

20. Kurt Busch
19

21. William Byron
19

22. Alex Bowman
18

23. Aric Almirola
18

24. Ty Dillon
18

25. Timmy Hill
18

26. David Ragan
16

27. Erik Jones
16

28. Landon Cassill
16

29. Landon Cassill
16

30. Joey Gase
15

31. Jimmie Johnson
14

32. JJ Yeley
14

33. Kevin Harvick
13

34. Paul Menard
13

35. Brad Keselowski
12

36. Garrett Smithley
11

37. Matt DiBenedetto
10

38. Brendan Gaughan
9

39. Joey Logano
9

40. Parker Kligerman
9

41. Ryan Blaney
9

42. Quin Houff
9

43. Chris Buescher
8

44. Cody Ware
8

45. Josh Bilicki
7

46. Joe Nemechek
5

47. Jamie McMurray
5

48. Blake Jones
4

49. Spencer Boyd
4

50. Kyle Weatherman
3

51. Bayley Currey
3

52. Austin Theriault
2

53. Justin Haley
2

54. Jeffery Earnhardt
2

55. Tyler Reddick
2

56. John Hunter Nemechek
1

57. Matt Crafton
1

58. Jeb Burton
1

59. DJ Kennington
1

60. Casey Mears
1

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