Sunday, June 14, 2009

Half the Field Hit With Speeding Penalties

Joey Logano beat Kyle Busch at last night's Meijer 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. But half the field may have been beaten by speeding penalties on pit road. Carl Edwards, for one, had to serve two consecutive pass-throughs because he was alleged to have sped on pit road twice in a row.

Luckily, Logano's penalty didn't keep him from victory. But there was a heap of other teams who were adversely affected by what most drivers and even media members are calling an electronic glitch.

Though the ESPN crew tried to get a NASCAR official to comment on the pit road issues at the end of the broadcast, they were met with silence. Look for more on this story during tomorrow's pre-race shows.

I'm sure Carl Edwards (and Brad Keselowski, Justin Allgaier, etc., etc.) would like some answers. And so would the fans.


  1. Nascar isnt about to admit it made a mistake. The idea that there were 25 speeding penalties issued exiting pit row...yet only two entering is totally insane. It totally invalidates the results of the race. How many drivers would have been up front without the penalties.

  2. Considering the frequency it sure seemed that Nascars Speed Detection System malfunctioned.