Kyle Busch was penalized with a black flag throughout Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Richmond for having unlawful tape on his grille, and the timing of the penalty flag didn’t sit effectively together with his staff.
Busch was working sixth with beneath 30 laps to go when he acquired the black flag, forcing a visit to pit highway to take away the tape.
FOX analyst Larry McReynolds stated that Busch’s crew meant to place the tape on the brake duct however missed it by about 4 inches.
What bothered Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing staff is that the No. 18 Toyota Camry was working with the tape on the grille for about 200 laps earlier than officers introduced out the black flag. Joe Gibbs stated after the race that he felt there have been quite a few different alternatives for the problem to have been identified to them so they may appropriate it.
Regardless of the penalty, Busch nonetheless completed ninth within the race. For the third consecutive race, JGR had all 4 of its drivers end within the prime 10, together with winner Denny Hamlin.