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Busch's car fails inspection

Associated Press
CHARLOTTE — Kyle Busch was docked six points Monday and his crew chief fined $25,000 because his car failed post-race inspection at Pocono Raceway.
The No. 18 Toyota was found to be too low during NASCAR’s inspection Sunday. NASCAR responded Monday by docking Busch six driver points and car owner Joe Gibbs six owner points.
Crew chief Dave Rogers received the fine.
Busch finished third in the race. Despite the penalty, he remains fifth in the standings, but he now trails leader Carl Edwards by 31 points.
Joe Gibbs Racing said in a statement it would not appeal the penalty.
“We brought the No. 18 car back to our race shop and have identified the problem which caused us to measure low during the post-race inspection process in Pocono,” the team said. “We have made NASCAR aware of our findings and we accept the penalty they have issued.”
This is the first penalty for a Sprint Cup Series team since the implementation of the new points system. Under the old points system, failing to meet the required height was typically a 25-point penalty.
Rogers, after he was made aware of the infraction, said he didn’t know why the car had failed inspection.
“I don’t have any excuses for you,” Rogers said. Sunday. “It’s the last thing I expected.”

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