Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The engine in Matt Kenseth's No. 20 Joe Gibbs
Racing Toyota failed inspection following his win last Sunday at Kansas
Speedway, according to multiple reports.
ESPN.com reported on Wednesday the violation was discovered during a secondary
post-race inspection, which was conducted at NASCAR's Research and Development
Center in Concord, N.C. Kenseth's car passed the initial inspection after the
400-mile Sprint Cup Series race had concluded at Kansas. NASCAR took his
engine back to its R&D center for further evaluation.
The Associated Press also reported the engine in Kenseth's car failed during
inspection at the R&D center, noting one of the eight connecting rods did not
meet the minimum weight requirement. NASCAR is determining what penalties will
be issued to the No. 20 team.
After the conclusion of a race, NASCAR normally takes the winning car and
randomly chooses another car for additional inspection in Concord.
Kenseth, who is in his first year with JGR, claimed his second victory of the
season at Kansas. His first win came last month at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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