Vote now: Should NASCAR take away wins for post-race inspection failures?
Once again, this is your chance to weigh in on one of NASCAR’s hottest topics.
Martin Truex Jr. won the first Chase for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway, only to fail NASCAR’s post-race laser inspection.
After Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, the cars of Truex and 12th-place Jimmie Johnson both flunked NASCAR’s laser inspection station (or LIS) twice at what a NASCAR representative said was "the lowest possible level."
Kyle Busch’s car flunked LIS once but passed a second time and will not be penalized.
Under the new penalty system announced by NASCAR last week, the violations by the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team (Truex) and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports (Johnson) team will likely constitute a P2-level penalty, with fines of 10 owner and driver points for each team and $15,000 fines for their respective crew chiefs.
But the violations were low enough that Truex’s win stands and he will automatically advance to the second round of the Chase. Plus it has been NASCAR’s policy in the past not to take away wins after post-race inspection issues.
Now it’s up to you to decide if that policy should continue to stand. Let your voice be heard.