Matt Kenseth’s winning car fails inspection
By AMANDA VINCENT
Matt Kenseth won the New Hampshire 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sunday after leading 38 laps in the closing stages of the 301-lap race. But after the event, Kenseth’s No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota failed post-race inspection.
The No. 20 didn’t meet NASCAR specifications in the laser inspection station shortly after the checkered flag on Sunday.
The car will be transported to the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C., where it will undergo further inspection.
Kenseth’s car was the only car that failed post-race inspection of those that underwent the process. Although the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet of Tony Stewart passed inspection, it, like Kenseth’s No. 20, will be sent back to the NASCAR R&D Center to be further evaluated.
The other top-five finishing cars — the No. 22 Team Penske Ford of Joey Logano, the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet of Kevin Harvick and the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Greg Biffle — went through the same post-race inspection process and passed. As is customery, one random car from those remaining also is selected for post-race inspection. After the New Hampshire 301, the randomly inspected car was the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of Ryan Newman. The No. 31 also was cleared.