JIM HUNTER in GARAGE – KYLE BUSCH CAR FAILS POST BUSCH INSPECTION September 30, 2007Posted by claireblang in Breaking News, Drivers, NASCAR.
I just got back from the garage here at Kansas Speedway on a mission to find out more about what was wrong with Kyle Busch’s race car after he won the Yellow 300 Busch Series race last night.
Late after the race, NASCAR announced that Busch’s race-winning car had failed post-race inspection. Officials confiscated the intake manifold from the car and are expected to announce penalties, if there are any, early next week. I have been told that Hendrick Motorsports Vice President Doug Duchardt will be available later this morning for comment.
In the garage a few minutes ago NASCAR Vice President of Corporate Communications Jim Hunter said this:
Jim Hunter: “We have confiscated that intake manifold. We are taking it back to the R & D Center. We definitely have some issues with it and before we go any further we want to thoroughly examine the intake back at the R&D Center which we will do the first of the week. But we definitely have some issues with it. I don’t want to get into it because there are still some questions in our mind and we want to be absolutely sure of where we are with it before we go any further.”
CBL: “Did the car initially pass (inspection) and then fail?”
Jim Hunter: “Apparently”
CBL: “How can that happen?”
Jim Hunter: “Well it’s happened before. Something slips by us. That’s possible.”
CBL: “If you are looking at something on the car the intake manifold is a big one.”
Jim Hunter: “Yea, Yes. But we just want to be sure. We don’t want to speculate. We don’t want to throw out there we think this we think that we just want to be absolutely sure in fairness to the team and in fairness to us.”