Chase contender Matt Kenseth was forced to start the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte at the back of the field Saturday night for what NASCAR termed "unapproved adjustments" to the right rear quarter panel of his No. 20 Toyota.
Joe Gibbs understands that NASCAR must enforce the rulebook and that his team deserved a penalty for an illegal part in Matt Kenseth's engine. The team owner just disagrees with the severity of the penalties.
Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth was penalized 50 points in the standings and his crew chief was suspended for six races and fined $200,000 after the engine from the winning No. 20 car at Kansas Speedway failed a secondary postrace inspection.