Ryan Blaney and the No. 12 Men ards Team Penske team have been disqualified from Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a left-front shock infraction.
NASCAR cited section 18.104.22.168 in the Rule Book. In post-race inspection after the South Point 400, it was found that the left-front shock on Blaney’s Ford Mustang did not meet the overall specified length (22.55 inches).
The disqualification moves Blaney to last in the finishing order, 36th, with one point from the event.
The No. 12 crossed the finish line sixth, which would have made him the third-highest-finishing Cup Series playoff driver. He had scored 39 points through his race result, plus a sixth-place finish in the first stage (worth five points) and an eighth-place finish in the second stage (worth three points).
“It was a pretty decent day,” Blaney said before inspection. “We ran in the top five to eight all day. We had a great long-run car, but it took us a lot to get going. Overall, not a bad day. We executed really well, just not quite enough. We have to keep trying to have days like that and find ourselves toward the front and then hopefully contend for wins.”
There were no other issues in inspection.