“Still doesn’t sit right that the 9 can get the win without having to pass the same inspection” NASCAR Twitter reacts to Michael McDowell getting penalized for infringement in Pocono


“Still doesn’t sit right that the 9 can get the win without having to pass the same inspection” NASCAR Twitter reacts to Michael McDowell getting penalized for infringement in Pocono

Mitchel McDowell

The Pocono Raceway had one of the unique endings to modern NASCAR history as the race witnessed the winner getting stripped of the win for the first time since 1960. Denny Hamlin was stripped of his win for a front grill infraction a fate shared by his teammate and P2 finisher Kyle Busch. HMS driver Chase Elliott was awarded the win following the post-race inspection.

Now Front Raw Motorsports driver Michael McDowell has joined the group of unfortunate drivers as he was penalized for the modification of single vendor-supplied parts. The L-2 level penalty for the infringement will see McDowell losing 100 driver points and his crew chief Blake Harris getting suspended for the coming 4 races, along with a hefty 100,000 USD fine.  

Front Row Motorsports though has announced that they have started the process to file an appeal against the decision if not successful McDowell has lost his final hope for a playoff entry as he was already in need of a win now, he needs multiple wins to get to the playoffs. Even if McDowell got to the playoff, they will be docked 10 playoff points as per the penalty.

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How NASCAR Twitter reacted to Michael McDowells penalty

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Michael McDowell

The No:34 driver facing a penalty for the infarction produced a mixed reaction from the fans on Twitter. Some fans called out NASCARs hypocrisy as Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch didn’t face a similar fate and how all the other cars were not correctly inspected. There were also fans calling the decision fare from NASCAR.

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