NASCAR Confiscates Sixteen Roof Flap Spacers

Discussion in 'Racing Talk' started by ranbethscards, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    SPEED and FOX Report:

    Hmmmm... so the cars named are almost an automatic "IN" for each race, which means that 39% of the field was fitted with modified spacers.

    This is NOT a team problem, it is a manufacturer problem. I hope NASCAR sees it the same way and hands out NO penalties next week.
  2. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    ... and it was reported this morning that 15 Nationwide Teams had the same parts confiscated by NASCAR.

    The teams who had pieces confiscated were Joe Gibbs Racing (Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers, Kyle Busch), Roush Fenway Racing (Trevor Bayne, Travis Pastrana), Richard Petty Motorsports (Michael Annett), TriStar Motorsports (Mike Bliss, Cole Whitt), R3 Motorsports (Robert Richardson, SR2 Motorsports (Blake Koch, Jason White), JD Motorsports (Landon Cassill), Go Green Racing (Jeffrey Earnhardt), KH Motorsports (Dexter Stacey), and Key Motorsports (Reed Sorenson).

    With 43 cars entered into the race... this equates to 35% of the entries... once again I must say... THIS IS NOT A TEAM ISSUE... THIS IS A MANUFACTURER PROBLEM!
  3. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Update From Jayski.com:

    Seriously? THREE OUNCES?

    What's next? Is NASCAR going to do pre-race and post-race inspections of the drivers to make sure they have socks and underwear on? Kenseth's briefs are two ounces lighter than Gordon's boxers. :rolleyes:
  4. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Well... Tuesday came and went... NO penalties.

    Oh, lucky us... NASCAR announced late yesterday that penalties are expected to be announced before noon on Wednesday (July 10).
  5. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    NASCAR flexing it's muscles. If they didn't, the teams would take advantage of anything they could, right?

    I'm guessing there's a safety issue here, as the modified spacers are likely to be much weaker now, meaning in the event they are needed, they may fail. If they fail, and the flaps break off, they could fly into other cars, potentially killing someone.

    That's my guess, anyway.
  6. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Jayski.com is reporting:

    Yeah, I figured as much.. how was NASCAR going to penalize 31 teams due to the manufacturers mistake?
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