Austin Dillion, grandson of NASCAR team owner, Richard Childress, is an up and coming NASCAR driver. Tonight, he won the NASCAR Nationwide race in Kentucky in a very dominating way in a very boring race. And then, oopps, his car failed the post race inspection.
From ESPN: No one had driven the No. 3 car since Dale Earnhardt's death on the track at the 2001 Daytona 500.
On a warm night in the Bluegrass state, Austin Dillon lived up to the legend, then had the victory called into question when the car failed its postrace inspection.
took the lead early and was on top for 192 of the 200 laps to win the
NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night....
Roughly an hour after the trip to Victory Lane, the No. 3 car failed
the inspection for being too low in the rear. NASCAR announced it would
issue a ruling early next week.
A similar situation took place
earlier this season at Iowa where a car also failed a postrace
inspection. The crew chief was fined $10,000 and six points were
subtracted from the team.
Reached at the garage, Dillon's crew chief, Danny Stockman, wiped sweat from his forehead as he left a meeting with officials.
had an issue before. We addressed it in a meeting," Stockman said. "It
should have been addressed. That's the only comment I've got." http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/nationwide/story/_/id/8114383/austin-dillon-puts-no-3-car-kentucky-victory-lane
Of course, the Late Dale Earnhardt would never think of cheating when he ran the #3 car. (cue the sarcasm)
It will be interesting to see what happens. Will they dock 10 points, 20 points or more? Will they take away the win? Was the infraction worth about 9 seconds over an extended green flag stretch, the winning margin?
How much will Childress and the crew chief be fined and/or suspended. Don't forget that Richard Childress is main man on Dillions team, so, if anybody knew about the infraction, Childress would have been one of them.
In the end, there will be an asterisk by Dillion's name for this race and he will have to win another race without any problems to legitimately win his first race.
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