Daytona II: Stacy Compton qualifying disallowed

Compton's qualifying time disallowed for STACKER2/Gnc Live Well 250 due to post-qualifying inspection violation DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4, 2002) - NASCAR officials announced today that ST Motorsports driver Stacy Compton's qualifying time has...

Compton's qualifying time disallowed for STACKER2/Gnc Live Well 250 due to post-qualifying inspection violation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4, 2002) - NASCAR officials announced today that ST Motorsports driver Stacy Compton's qualifying time has been disallowed, moving him to the rear of the field for Friday's Stacker2/GNC Live Well 250, after NASCAR Busch Series post-qualifying inspection revealed an infraction involving the car's right rear shock.

The No. 59 Chevrolet, which qualified sixth (184.298 mph/48.834 sec.) Wednesday evening at Daytona International Speedway, had a right rear shock that violated the NASCAR rule that requires .030-inch diameter bleed holes for the shock absorber tube with an inside diameter of 1.770 inches or less.

The rear shock also did not meet the standards of the NASCAR inspection pins, which must be able to be inserted through the bleed holes from the origination of the bleed hole to the inner rebound port wall without any interference. The NASCAR pins also must contact the inner rebound port wall when exiting the bleed hole, which also did not occur during post-qualifying inspection.

The Stacker2/GNC Live Well 250 will have a full field, which will drop Compton to the 43rd starting position.

-nascar-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Stacy Compton