Austin Cindric was declared the winner of theNASCAR Xfinity race despite coming in 0.949 seconds behind Kyle Busch. TheNo.54 Joe Gibbs Toyota driven by Busch failed to pass inspection. The left rearof the vehicle measured too low, so instead of celebrating what would have beenhis 98th victory, the win was handed over to Cindric.
Cindric was reported as saying that he hadalready changed out of his driving gear when he realised that something wasamiss with car No. 54. Despite the unusual victory, Cindric, who is the TeamPenske president’s son, said he was happy to win no matter the circumstances.
It was not all bad news for Busch, however, ashe came back to take out his fifth Texas Truck Series race. He clocked up animpressive overall 59 wins in the series, and a stunning 212 NASCAR top threeseries wins including 56 wins in the actual cup series,
Busch’s Victory Lane celebration had alreadybeen performed before he found out his car was disqualified for failing theinspection.