Daytona: 31 cars may face penalties for roof flap violation


DAYTONA BEACH– Sixteen Cup series teams and fifteen Nationwide drivers had their roof flaps confiscated on Thursday after inspectors found irregularities in their weight. The roof-flap spacers had been illegally machined down to reduce weight. NASCAR made teams install new unmodified roof flaps before they went out on the track.

Cup Teams listed: #1-McMurray, #2-Keselowski, #9-Ambrose, #11-Hamlin, #13-Mears, #15-Bowyer, #16-Biffle, #17-Stenhouse Jr., #18-Busch, #20-Kenseth, #21-Bayne, #22-Logano, #43-Almirola, #55-Waltrip, #56-Truex Jr. and #99-Edwards.

The roof flaps that were taken are on display at the NASCAR hauler for further inspection. Penalties could be forthcoming.

NASCAR’s Kerry Tharp addressed media on confiscated roof-flap spacers – “Spacers not in compliance with those kits.” The roof-flap kits are supplied to teams for #NASCAR by one company (a Roush company) and are not to be changed.

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