NASCAR: Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch's cars were disqualified at Pocono for illegal tape - Yahoo sports

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch lost their 1-2 finish in the NASCAR Cup sequence race at Pocono on Sunday as a result of tape that had been utilized to the front of their vehicles.

The Joe Gibbs Racing duo become disqualified Sunday night throughout submit-race inspection after NASCAR spoke of their cars didn't meet the rule publication. The disqualifications meant that third-region Chase Elliott changed into declared the winner of the race hours after it was over.

JGR stated Monday that it wouldn't attraction the disqualifications and defined why the tape changed into there on the vehicles.

"In our evaluation of the publish-race infractions on the [Hamlin and Busch] automobiles at Pocono it turned into found that a single piece of clear tape changed into placed over each and every of the decrease corners of the front fascia ahead of the left-entrance and right-front wheel openings on both these automobiles," JGR competition director Wally Brown pointed out i n a statement. "The delivered pieces were 2 inches huge and 5.5 inches lengthy with a thickness of 0.012 inches and installed under the wrap. This exchange in our build technique changed into no longer effectively vetted inside our organization and we appreciate it's against NASCAR's suggestions. We express regret to every person for this error and we've made alterations to our methods to make certain that it doesn't take place again."

adding whatever like tape to the front of a automobile can affect the aerodynamics of a automobile, despite the fact that that tape is beneath the wrap that includes the paint scheme and sponsor logos. NASCAR's Cup series rulebook is extremely strict and groups don't have a whole lot that they can do to find pace in 2022 due to the introduction of NASCAR's new car. The vehicle is practically a spec car and teams buy numerous elements and items from accredited single source vendors.

The disqualification of Hamlin is the primary time a Cup series race winner has gotten the win stripped away for a publish-race inspection failure. NASCAR applied its disqualification policy forward of the 2019 season and had in the past assessed points penalties and crew suspensions for winners whose automobiles failed inspection. Hamlin and Busch are not expected to acquire any additional punishments for his or her team after the disqualifications.

The win would had been Hamlin's third of the season. instead, Elliott now has four wins in 2022 and solidified his region atop the elements standings with five races to head in the normal season.

Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch crossed the conclude line 1-2 on Sunday's NASCAR Cup series race at Pocono however obtained disqualified after the race. (photo by prosperous Graessle/Icon Sportswire by the use of Getty photographs)

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