Kyle Busch feels that the penalties given to his team after failing pre-race inspection were unfair and bigger than “would have been if there was another driver in the truck”.
While Kyle Busch was supposed to start second in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he ended up starting from the end of the field as NASCAR penalized his team for an infraction in the pre-race inspection. Furthermore, the team Kyle Busch Motorsports will be deducted 10 10 Gander Trucks championship team owner points.
Regarding the penalties issued to his team, Busch pointed out that NASCAR is trying to “prove a point” by giving them such big penalties.
“I guess some rules were changed over the offseason and the truck we ran tonight I think we ran here at Homestead last year and they just put it off to the side, knowing I’d be in it in March and now it’s June.
Still, it never made its way to the fab shop for some updates or to have some bars cut out due to NASCAR changing the rules.
“We missed it, came down here with that bar in there, and I guess they wanted to prove a point. So we had a big penalty, bigger probably than there would have been if there was another driver in the truck, so we’ll take it and move on. We kicked everybody’s a** anyways.”
However, the penalties didn’t stop Busch from returning to winning ways.