Reddick has failed post-race inspection at Homestead-Miami Speedway
On Saturday, Homestead-Miami Speedway opened the NASCAR weekend. The 1.5-mile track in Homestead, Florida welcomed the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Tyler Reddick is a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver. This weekend, he’s pulling double duty.
Reddick drove the No. 23 to finish 2nd for Our Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event, which concluded just hours ago. However, new in recent years, cars must pass post-race inspection at the track.
Reddick has failed the post race inspection process at Homestead. Per the penalty, he has been disqualified.
According to the NASCAR report, Reddick’s car failed the, “rear height requirement in post-race technical inspection.”
Reddick will be officially credited with last in the 40-car field.
Myatt Snider claimed his first career win in the division. Brandon Jones was finished the race in 3rd will now be credited with 2nd.
Related: Homestead race results from February 27, 2021 (NASCAR Xfinity Series)
Penalties from the past
The ride height violation is one the most common post-race inspection violations.
In 2018, Kyle Busch won the Xfinity race at Pocono Raceway. However, after the race he was disqualified as the ride heights were too high.
Kyle Busch stated the penalty was a joke. He noted “too high” was a disadvantage.
Related: Kyle Busch calls the Pocono penalty ‘a joke’
In 2019, Ross Chastain drove to a truck series win. In post race isnpection, he also failed the height requirements.
Related: Ross Chastain says the ride height is an ‘old rule’ that is no longer applicable
In NASCAR Cup Series competition, ride heights are not checked. However, the rule remains in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series.
Reddick will return to the track tomorrow. He’s scheduled to start in the 35th position for Richard Childress Racing.