By: Pete Pistone – @PPistone | MRN.com on July 12, 2017 | four:25 P.M. EST&#thirteen;
Larson was penalized 35 driver factors and the workforce additionally misplaced the identical variety of proprietor factors. (Photograph: Getty Pictures)&#thirteen;
Kyle Larson’s second-place end within the Quaker State four hundred at Kentucky Speedway was dominated encumbered by NASCAR.
An unlawful rear brake cooling meeting was discovered on Larson’s Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet. In consequence crew chief Chad Johnston was suspended for 3 races and fined $seventy five,000. Larson was penalized 35 driver factors and the group additionally misplaced the identical variety of proprietor factors.
Chip Ganassi Racing stated it wouldn’t attraction in a press release that learn: “We settle for the penalty and can transfer ahead.”
Due to the purpose penalty, Larson loses the Monster Power NASCAR Cup Collection lead, which he held over Kentucky race winner Martin Truex Jr. by one after Saturday night time’s race. With the common season chief incomes 15 playoff factors, the penalty might have a huge effect on the championship image. Truex Jr. presently has 28 playoff factors earned via stage and race wins.
Larson’s Kentucky weekend additionally included an inspection challenge earlier than qualifying. He didn’t take a lap of qualifying and began Saturday’s race from the rear of the sector.
NASCAR additionally introduced Tuesday a penalty to Kyle Busch’s fifth place ending workforce for a unfastened lug nut. Crew chief Adam Stevens was fined $10,000.