August 23, 2014

Kenseth docked points, crew chief suspended

Wisconsin’s Matt Kenseth picked up his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season Sunday in Kansas, however, the only thing we will get to keep is the trophy.  Kenseth was docked 50-driver points Wednesday when news broke that his engine did not pass the post race inspection.

NASCAR determined that one of eight connection rods did not meet the minimum race requirements.

Along with Kenseth’s penalty, his crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, was fine $200,000, suspended for 6-races and put on probation for the rest of the year.  Also, owner Joe Gibbs lost his license for the next 6-races and was docked 50-owners points.  The team will appeal the decision.