Uhh, take that NASCAR?
In an ultimate bit of irony, Matt Kenseth won the pole for Saturday night's Toyota Owner's 400, doing so just two days after NASCAR slammed him and his team with a massive 50-point penalty and a monster $200,000 fine when Kenseth's engine failed inspection following his win at Kansas.
Thursday, Kenseth called the sanctions "grossly unfair," and Lee White, president of Toyota Development and Research, took full responsibility for the issue, saying it was their fault – not Joe Gibbs Racing – that a connecting rod in the engine was too light.
No matter for NASCAR, where there are no gray areas, only black and white. To be fair, it's impossible to judge intent, only outcomes, and in this case Kenseth did win a race with an unapproved part.
Should JGR be held accountable for a mistake made by the engine manufacturer? Well, if not the team racing the engine, then who?
Should the penalty have been so harsh considering it wasn't their mistake? If NASCAR starts down that road,Read More »from Sit on it, NASCAR, Kenseth wins Richmond pole