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Kyle Busch Motorsports Penalized After Kentucky Speedway Truck Series Win

July 1st, 2014 at 7:50 PM
By Mark Eddinger

On Thursday night last week Kyle Busch won his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of the 2014 season in as many starts when he took the checkered flag in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. However, in post-race inspection Kyle Busch's No. 51 Toyota Tundra was found to be too low in the front and NASCAR immediately said the issue would be dealt with early this week.

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The issue was dealt with as NASCAR handed down a P2 level violation to the Kyle Busch Motorsports team. The violation was of section 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.

The No. 51 team was docked six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner's points. The penalty cuts the team's points lead down to 17 points over the No. 98 Thorsport Racing team that Johnny Sauter drives for. Kyle Busch shares the No. 51 truck seat with Erik Jones.

Crew chief Eric Phillips was also fined $5,000 for the violation.

Busch led 91 of the 150 laps in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. He has won six straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races that he has been entered in dating back to the 2013 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Prior to the 2014 season NASCAR eliminated the ride height rule in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series but it still remains in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series.

The ninth of 22 Truck Series races is scheduled for July 11th at Iowa Speedway.

Tags: Camping World Truck Series, Eric Phillips, Erik Jones, Kentucky Speedway, Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, UNOH 225

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