Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

How did Kyle Larson’s car pass inspection before qualifying but fail after winning the pole?

Steve Letarte explains why the height of Kyle Larson's rear deck fin resulted in a penalty at Overton's 301 qualifying.

LOUDON, New Hampshire – Kyle Larson was removed from the pole position Friday because his No. 42 Chevrolet failed inspection after qualifying with an improper rear decklid fin.

But the same part was found to be in compliance in inspection before qualifying.

How did that happen?

NBCSN analyst Steve Letarte explained during practice Saturday morning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway how a part that isn’t supposed to be adjusted apparently was between the first and second inspection.

Watch the video above for Letarte’s analysis of the penalty, which will drop Larson to the rear at Sunday’s green flag for the second consecutive race.