Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Busch's No. 41 Team Docked For Daytona Violation

Stewart Haas Racing’s No. 41 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway Sunday. 
The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 20-12 (l) (for events at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway, at all times, the Delta (or difference) of the Z-height measurement between the center of the panhard bar mounting bolt located at the left truck trailing arm and the center of the panhard bar mounting bolt, located at the right rear sub-frame mounting bracket, must not exceed three inches) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book. 

As a result of this infraction, crew chief Daniel Knost has been fined $10,000. In addition, driver Kurt Busch has lost 10 championship driver points and owner Gene Haas has lost 10 championship owner points.


  1. He keeps this up and falling below 30th could be a real possibility - now that would be something!

    1. Steve, check the math. The gap between Kurt and 31st place is currently 156 points. With a maximum of 48 points available per race, that's 3.25 races. He is almost certainly not going to lose 3.25 races in the next eight, I don't believe.