NASCAR Penalizes Kurt Busch And Team
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on July 8, 2014 | 4:57 P.M. EST
NASCAR penalized Kurt Busch and his team for an infraction discovered after his third-place finish at Daytona. (Photo: Getty Images)
NASCAR penalized Kurt Busch and his team for an infraction discovered after Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway. Busch finished third in the race.
Busch was docked 10 points, crew chief Daniel Knost fined $10,000 and Gene Haas lost 10 car owner points. The penalty drops Busch two spots to 26th in the point standings behind AJ Allmendinger and Martin Truex Jr. Busch now has 412 points.
The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20-12 (l) (for events at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, at all times, the Delta (or difference) of the Z-height measurement between the center of the panhard bar mounting bolt located at the left truck trailing arm and the center of the panhard bar mounting bolt, located at the right rear sub-frame mounting bracket, must not exceed three inches) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.
NASCAR announced after the race that it was taking Busch's car back to its Research and Development Center for further inspection.