(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). Matt Kenseth (20) celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, April 21, 2013.
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner). Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth (20) leads the field as the green flag drops to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday, April 21, 2013.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP/Toledo News Now) - The Associated Press has learned the engine in
Matt Kenseth's race-winning car from Kansas failed inspection at
NASCAR's Research and Development Center.
NASCAR officials were discussing Wednesday what
penalties to levy against Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing, multiple people
familiar with the inspection told the AP on the condition of anonymity
because no decision has been made.
The engine failed because 1 of the connecting rods did not meet the minimum weight requirement.
Kenseth drove the No. 20 Toyota to his second win
of the season Sunday in Kansas. It is standard procedure for the race
winning engine to go back to Concord for a thorough inspection.
The JGR engines are supplied by Toyota Racing
Development out of Costa Mesa, Calif., but NASCAR would hold the team
responsible for any infractions.
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