Tuesday is going to be a tough day for more than 30 different cars across two of NASCARs top series when it comes to penalties and sanctions. During tech inspection on Thursday in preparation for the Coke Zero 400, NASCAR officials found 16 different Sprint Cup Series teams to have modified roof flap spacers on their cars.
The following Sprint Cup teams were found with the modified Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, Aric Almirola, Marcos Ambrose, Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Carl Edwards, Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Trevor Bayne, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer, Michael Waltrip and Martin Truex Jr.
Along with the 16 Sprint Cup teams, the violations led NASCAR to check the rook flaps of the Nationwide Series teams too.
Bayne, Busch, Brian Vickers, Cole Whitt, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Landon Cassill, Kenseth, Blake Koch, Mike Bliss, Michael Annett, Travis Pastrana, Reed Sorenson, Robert Richardson, Jason White and Dexter Stacey.
According to NASCAR, “the roof flaps are built to deploy and allow air to escape from inside the cockpit of the car if the car is spun, lessening the chance it would become airborne.”
The roof flap spacers confiscated from the various teams weren’t all modified the same way. Some had holes drilled in them, others were the wrong size.
Sanctions and penalties for these modified parts will likely be handed down on Tuesday from NASCAR.