Fans Eliminate ‘Mickey Mouse Penalty’ from NASCAR Awarded to Denny Hamlin and Kyle Bush

Joe Gibbs Racing had a great weekend at Pocono Raceway, finishing 1-2 at The Tricky Triangle. However, happiness was short-lived for the team as the post-race start saw both cars eliminated. A small piece of transparent masking tape immediately washed away their happiness.

However, the JGR chose not to challenge the ineligibility.


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Denny Hamlin He saw his victory in the race taken from him, and Kyle Bush P2 is no longer. Therefore, the JGR competition director released a file statement Talk about the topic and apologize for the error.

In our review of post-race bumps on 11 and 18 cars in the Pocono, we discovered that a single piece of clear tape was placed over each of the lower front corners in front of the front left and right. Wheel vents on both cars.

“This change to the build process has not been properly vetted within our organization, and we understand that it is against NASCAR rules. We apologize to everyone for this mistake, and we’ve made changes to our processes to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

And sure enough, fans were confused and outraged by NASCAR’s move to disqualify both drivers over a piece of tape.

Do you think it was a fair punishment?

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JGR’s day was definitely an unfortunate one. But their loss appears to have been Hendrick Motorsports’ gain. Amid it all, we saw the 2020 Cup Series champion, Chase Elliott, clinch his fourth win of the season.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 26: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, waves to fans during pre-race celebrations ahead of the NASCAR South Point 400 Cup Series at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Meg Olivant/Getty Images)

This made Chase Elliott the driver with the most wins this season. Moreover, he is more than 100 points ahead of the second driver in the standings. Definitely, great race so far for the #9 car.


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But, at the end of the day, the series ends in November, and Elliott will have to maintain that lead until round four. So, do you think he will take the championship this year?