Kevin Harvick has been disqualified after post-race tech inspection following the YellaWood 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega. The ruling found that Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing Ford did not have its windshield fasteners secure, which could have resulted in an unfair advantage against the field.
The disqualification comes after Harvick led several laps coming to the finish of the race and lost to Ryan Blaney by a very small margin. Harvick was initially scored in the second position and it was his best recorded finish at the track since 2010.
This was the first driver disqualification since Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were disqualified from the first and second positions at Pocono Raceway last season due to unapproved pieces of tape.
SHR will not appeal the penalty, it said in a Monday (Oct. 2) statement.
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