KBM Trucks Having Issues With Inspection
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on July 12, 2014 | 7:52 P.M. EST
Erik Jones won Friday's Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway but his Truck was too low, the second consecutive race a KBM Truck had that problem. (Photo: Getty Images)
LOUDON, N.H. - For the second consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, a Kyle Busch Motorsports truck won and failed post-race inspection.
Both times the Truck was too low.
NASCAR docked Busch six owner points and fined crew chief Eric Phillips for the P2 level infraction after Busch won at Kentucky last month. Erik Jones won Friday nigh’s race at Iowa Speedway and his team faces a similar penalty.
“We’re having the same issue that the No. 9 car (of Chase Elliott in the Nationwide Series) had earlier this year with being able to maintain heights after the race,’’ Busch said.
Elliott finished fifth at Las Vegas but his car was found to be too low. NASCAR placed crew chief Greg Ives on probation until Dec. 31.
“There’s a tolerance ... of a quarter inch I think you’re allowed,’’ Busch said of the issues with his winning Trucks. “We start at the low side of that because that’s the way our setup is. The Nationwide cars, I think that tolerance is half an inch. They widened it. Guys are not having issues now because the tolerance is bigger. Our Trucks still seem to be having that issue just because the tolerance window wasn’t opened up as what Nationwide is.
“We’re trying to get it the best we can. It’s our front end setup stuff. People know what we’re running, they know what we’re doing. It’s just a matter of trying to get it fine tuned a little bit more where we can start higher and maybe maintain a little bit better height if they don’t change the rule.’’