Ryan Blaney‘s sixth-place finish in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been restored after NASCAR rescinded his disqualification Monday, Oct. 16.
Per a statement from NASCAR, the organization “discovered an issue with the damper template used for inspection” and “conducted a detailed investigation.” After investigating, NASCAR returned the eight stage points and finishing position to Blaney.
“NASCAR has taken internal steps to remedy this issue moving forward,” NASCAR said.
Blaney was originally disqualified due to an issue with the left-front shock.
He now moves up to seventh in the standings, 17 points back from the cut line.
“We are pleased with the decision by NASCAR to rescind the post-race disqualification to the No. 12 car following Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” Team Penske said in a statement. “NASCAR has shown a tremendous amount of integrity throughout the process which has led to this conclusion. We are proud of the effort and the results by the No. 12 team during the 2023 season. We look forward to continuing the pursuit of the NASCAR Cup Series championship.”
So far this year, Blaney has earned two wins, five top fives and 15 top 10s. He’s looking to make his first Championship 4 spot this season.
The current points standings after the reversal are Kyle Larson (win), William Byron (+9), Martin Truex Jr. (+2), Denny Hamlin (+2), Christopher Bell (-2), Tyler Reddick (-16), Blaney (-17) and Chris Buescher (-23).
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