Steve O’Donnell: “If you want to push the envelope it comes with consequences in terms of missing qualifying.”
Sunday’s race saw multiple issues with the new mandated pit guns.
These guns are standard for every team. They are handed out an hour before each race. On paper, they should be identical. That’s certainly the whole idea.
But, as we found out, that wasn’t the case. Both Martin Truex Jr and the team of Kevin Harvick fell victim to a failed air gun. Harvick was the leader at the time. He was forced to return to put lane for a tightening of the lugs then re-joined the field at the rear.
I heard reports of other failed guns over the weekend as well. But, I have no proof of those because I can’t relocate where I heard that.