"The height of the roof on the No. 25 car was more than a half-inch low in post-qualifying inspection. Some of the suspension parts we have in our possession now. We have given the team the car back and we are holding these parts for further ...
"The height of the roof on the No. 25 car was more than a half-inch low in post-qualifying inspection. Some of the suspension parts we have in our possession now. We have given the team the car back and we are holding these parts for further study."
On how long the process could take:
"We're hoping to move quickly. There are a lot of bases to cover when you start looking at parts, trying to get into the mind of the person that built the part and understand what he was thinking when he built it, analyze it, talk to some people and come up with a decision. We will decide what further action to take, but definitely the first move is to disallow the time and move the car to the back. We are still investigating the rest of it. Every car passed the height requirement before qualifying. At this point we can say that anything earned by the No. 25 car today in qualifying, it is gone. Now, what may happen after we get through with our investigation, is that the No. 25 car will most likely be able to post another time on Monday. We have to finish our study before we determine what other action we may take."
On how this development will affect qualifying results:
"Every car will move up one spot, and when the rundown is released from NASCAR the No. 25 car will be on the bottom with a 'no time.' It will say 'time disallowed.' When a car is low, it goes faster, and this car is low. Until we get it completely analyzed it will be hard to answer a lot of specific questions. The car was low and the time was disallowed. We do have parts from the car that we are looking over to try to determine how this happened." -DIS