NASCAR Fans React After Chase Elliott-Denny Hamlin Revelation Comes to Light

Published 08/08/2022, 10:15 AM EDT

Following the race in Michigan, NASCAR Cup Series driver, Kevin Harvick was declared the official winner after the post-race inspections. However, the cars of Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin went off to the R&D center for a proper teardown inspection.

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Fans over Twitter seemed to be concerned for both drivers, considering back in Pocono, Hamlin was disqualified after a similar post-race inspection.

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NASCAR journalist Bob Pockrass took to Twitter and revealed that both cars will be taken down for a proper teardown. He also mentioned that the results of the inspection would be announced somewhere around Tuesday or Wednesday.

Naturally, fans showcased their concern, as they were unaware of what the suspicion was leading to such an inspection.

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What happens in a NASCAR post-race inspection?

NASCAR officials inspect several things during a post-race inspection. One of the primary aspects they look at is the height of the rear wing.

Furthermore, they also check the ride height, downforce generation properties, engine regulations, how much fuel each car is carrying, and several other minute details.

Sometimes, if there is any sense of suspicion officials might take the car to NASCAR’s research and development center to go through a proper tear down of every component of the vehicle.

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Race damages are always taken into consideration while delivering their judgments. They also select a car’s engine at random to run on the dynamometer to find if there are any hidden discrepancies with the horsepower outputs.

NASCAR runs a no-tolerance policy if teams are found to infringe on the rules and regulations set by the officials. This is done in order to prevent others from finding an unfair edge over the rest of the competition.

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Moreover, with the new generation of cars on the field this season, NASCAR has updated its rulebooks for the Car of Tomorrow (COT). Under the new guidelines of COT, penalties and fines have proved to cause a massive dent in the wallets of both the drivers and team alike.

Following all the tests, NASCAR usually discloses the results of their findings by either Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog, 'Noobs Onboard', for a while now, covering NASCAR, F1, W Series, MotoGP, WRC and the WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade now, he has become a devout supporter of McLaren Racing, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

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