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Kyle Busch, team penalized for failing pre-race inspection

Martin Truex Jr. is eating healthy and drinking plenty of fluids throughout the week to stay prepared, but he admits that it's definitely been tougher than most people are used to while racing twice a week.

After winning Saturday night’s Truck Series race, Kyle Busch had this to say about the infraction and penalties he and his team incurred for failing pre-race inspection:

“I guess some rules were changed over the offseason and the truck we ran tonight I think we ran here at Homestead last year and they just put it off to the side, knowing I’d be in it in March and now it’s June,” Busch said after the race. “Still, it never made its way to the fab shop for some updates or to have some bars cut out due to NASCAR changing the rules.

“We missed it, came down here with that bar in there, and I guess they wanted to prove a point. So we had a big penalty, bigger probably than there would have been if there was another driver in the truck, so we’ll take it and move on. We kicked everybody’s ass anyways.”


Kyle Busch will start from the rear of the field and serve a pass-through penalty at the start of Saturday night’s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway because of an infraction discovered in inspection before the race.

Busch was to have started second.

The L1 violation, per the NASCAR Rule Book, is: Rear Sub-Frame Assembly I-4 Track Bar Supports a. A maximum of one track bar mount frame support and a maximum of one track bar mount lateral support must be used.

Additionally, Kyle Busch Motorsports will incur a loss of 10 Gander Trucks championship team owner points. There will likely be other penalties assessed.

There were no other multiple failures in pre-race inspection.

In addition, NASCAR announced the No. 03 truck driven by Tim Viens has withdrawn from the race, making it a 38-truck field.