Rockingham: Kenseth's car fails post-race inspection

Matt Kenseth won the Subway 400 at the North Carolina Speedway Sunday, but his car failed to pass post-race inspection. The Roush Racing Ford Taurus measured one-quarter inch too low in the ground-to-roof measurement. The height specified by...

Matt Kenseth won the Subway 400 at the North Carolina Speedway Sunday, but his car failed to pass post-race inspection. The Roush Racing Ford Taurus measured one-quarter inch too low in the ground-to-roof measurement. The height specified by NASCAR is 51 inches, Kenseth's measured 50 3/4 inches.

Danielle Humphrey, NASCAR spokesperson, said that the win would not be taken away and that penalties would be announced later.

The most recent penalties for this violation were a $25,000 fine; the most recent was to Dale Earnhardt Jr last year when his Monte Carlo failed post-race inspection after his win at Talladega in October.

It remains to be seen what NASCAR will levy against the Roush Racing DeWalt team.

UPDATE:

NASCAR announced on Tuesday (2002-02-26) that Robbie Reiser, crew chief for the #17 Matt Kenseth's Ford DeWalt Power Tools, Roush Racing Taurus, was fined $30,000. Kenseth's win stands and he does not lose any championship points. Car owner, Mark Martin also lost no points.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Matt Kenseth , Mark Martin