The No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota that team owner Kyle Busch drove to a dominating performance and race win in the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta on June 26 failed post-race inspection, and as a result, the team has been penalized.
The truck failed to meet post-race height requirements, according to an announcement from NASCAR on Tuesday. According the to announcement, such and infraction calls for a P2-level penalty and was a violation of second 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book.
Because of the infraction, crew chief Eric Phillips was fined $5,000 and Busch was docked six owner points. Busch does not collect driver points in the Camping World Truck Series as a full-time Sprint Cup Series driver, but he is racing for an owner championship with his No. 51 team. The No. 51 truck has won all five races in which Busch has been its driver.
The No. 51 led 91 of the 150 laps that made up Thursday's UNOH 225. Most of the laps not led by Busch were led by KBM team truck No. 54 driven by Darrell Wallace Jr. Wallace finished second in the race, giving Kyle Busch Motorsports a one-two finish.
"It was a great night," Busch said in victory lane, immediately following the race. "I can't say enough about everyone here at KBM and everyone at Dollar General, Toyota, TRD, JGR Engines and all those people that make it happen for us. It's been pretty awesome to race this year in the Camping World Truck Series and been really competitive this year."
Despite failing post-race inspection, Busch and the No. 51 team are still considered the winners of the UNOH 225, as is customary in NASCAR.