Is NASCAR’s laser inspection station completely accurate and repeatable? Chicago race-winner Martin Truex Jr. is certainly wondering about that.
Truex’s car failed post-race laser inspection following Sunday’s race. While NASCAR made a big deal about giving teams “encumbered” finishes for severe post-race inspection failures, it said Sunday afternoon that the failures of Truex’s car and Jimmie Johnson’s car weren’t to the baseline established for an encumbered finish.
So Truex will very likely get to keep his win, which guarantees he’ll be a part of the second round of the Chase. He told NBC Sports after the race that he thought his team could push his car through the laser inspection station four times and get four different readings.
Truex’s car failed measurements regarding the skew in the rear of the car.
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“It’s just crazy how that works,” the Furniture Row Racing driver told NBC Sports. “We could probably go across that