It’s bad enough when a driver doesn’t get credit for a win during NASCAR’s regular season because he had a loose lug nut during the post-race inspection. But to get disqualified from a race during the postseason is beyond frustrating. This is especially true if you don’t know you were breaking a rule.
Right, Matt Kenseth?
— Bob Quick (@bquicker) October 23, 2017
“Honestly, I’ve never heard of disqualifying somebody from a race if you got one too many guys over the wall, or whatever happened there,” Kenseth said (via PolePositionMag.com).” I don’t really know. I really don’t have a lot of good things to say. … Pretty disappointing way to end.”
Kenseth was a part of a massive wreck on Lap 198 during Sunday’s race at the Kansas Speedway. As could be expected, his team got right to work on his car. But apparently, on six guys are allowed to be over the wall at a time. When the seventh did, Kenseth’s team broke NASCAR’s damaged vehicle policy.
To move on to the next round, Kenseth needed a good finish Sunday. But the penalty for this violation is a disqualification. He was forced to park his car. Not only did it end his race, but it ended his season as well.