|AP Source: NASCAR taking closer look at car No. 33|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 22 September 2010 04:26|
The No. 33 Chevy passed its initial inspection following Sunday's victory, but the people familiar with the situation say NASCAR discovered issues with the car in a more thorough inspection at its research and development center. They requested anonymity because the car is still being inspected.
On Tuesday, NASCAR told RCR officials that Bowyer's Chase-clinching car from Richmond came very close to failing inspection.
Though NASCAR does not typically strip wins from drivers, a car that fails inspection would lead to a significant points penalty.
Bowyer's wins pushed him to second from 12th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, 35 points behind leader Denny Hamlin.