Kyle Busch penalized for failing Kentucky truck postrace inspection

Team owner Kyle Busch is running a partial Camping World Truck Series schedule in the No. 51 Toyota.

Kyle Busch enjoyed a terrific weekend at Kentucky Speedway, finishing top three in all three major NASCAR series races on consecutive nights.

The aftermath is not entirely good, however.

NASCAR announced Tuesday afternoon that Busch’s race-winning No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports team has been penalized with a loss of six owner points after Busch’s Toyota measured too low in the front during postrace inspection for Thursday night’s Camping World Truck Series race.

Busch, who led 91 of 150 laps en route to his fifth win in as many truck starts this season, was hit with a P2 level penalty and punished for violating Section 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.

In addition to the loss of six owner championship points, NASCAR fined No. 51 truck crew chief Eric Phillips $5,000.