Three Race Teams Fail Post Duels Inspections

Martin Truex, Jr.

The Can-Am Duels post race inspections have bitten three teams directly in the pooper!  NASCAR took away the starting positions of three drivers whose cars failed postrace height measurements following their Daytona 500 qualifying races Thursday.

Furniture Row Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. was seventh in the first race, while JTG Daugherty Racing’s Chris Buescher was 16th in that first race and Buescher teammate AJ Allmendinger was fourth in the second race — but they all had their finishes disallowed for failing tech.  NASCAR has minimum height requirements for its races at Daytona and Talladega.

Allmendinger would have started 10th, Truex 13th and Buescher 32nd in Sunday’s Daytona 500, but they now will start at the rear of the field.

Most importantly is the fast that neither Allmendinger will not receive the seven points he’d earned with his finish, nor will Truex receive the four points that he had earned!

Losing those points earned in The Duels could have dynamic ramifications for playoff contention, as well as during the playoffs.


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