Xfinity Race Winner Fails Post-Race Inspection at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Yesterday’s race winning car failed post-race inspection.
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Xfinity Series event yesterday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The #18 Joe Gibbs Racing machine led 26 laps and topped fellow cup competitor Brad Keselowski in a closing laps battle.
Yesterday was a double header event in Atlanta. Kyle Busch Motorsports won the truck race following the Xfinity race. NASCAR truck winner, Christopher Bell as well as Xfinity winner, Kyle Busch were in the media center together following the truck race. Busch was asked about the failed post-race inspection in the Xfinity event.
“I don’t know. I didn’t feel anything happen … over the course of the day,” Busch said
He continued, “I don’t remember what kind of adjustments we were making; I know we were going track bar down and wedge out so that should actually kind of lifted the front a little bit maybe, but I don’t know how low it was or anything like that. I haven’t heard anything. I don’t even know what the penalty is now.”
The #18 Joe Gibbs Racing car is schedule to run the full NASCAR Xfinity schedule in 2017. In regards to preventing this in the future, “so I guess I’ll have to figure out who I’m working with next week.”
A new rule for 2017, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are limited to just 10 starts in the Xfinity Series. Kyle Busch has exactly 10 on his schedule, including next week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He’s also schedule to run 5 truck events.
Kyle Busch won yesterday, but he didn’t do it in typical Xfinity dominating fashion. He only led 26 laps of the 163 lap event. Down from his typical lower-tier entries. However, the Xfinity race was collectively dominated by cup regulars including; Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick.
Yesterday’s win was the 87th win for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Xfinity Series alone. His 171st in total across all 3 top-tier NASCAR divisions.
NASCAR has yet to discuss any possible penalties for race winner Kyle Busch. They stated, “Any penalty or penalties as a result of the infraction are expected to be announced mid-week.”
Kyle Busch starts 3rd today in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch has two NASCAR Cup Series wins at Atlanta and an average finish of 15th.