STATEMENT FROM JOE GIBBS RACING ON NASCAR PENALTY ISSUED TODAY
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 24, 2013) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is aware of the penalty issued by NASCAR today regarding the engine in our No. 20 car used in last week’s Sprint Cup Series race in Kansas.
It is our understanding that one of the eight connecting rods on the engine was ruled too light.
We are working with our partners at TRD on this issue.
In the meantime we will plan to appeal the penalty.
EDITORS NOTE: We are guessing NASCAR used multiple scales to weigh these parts, so the appeal process will probably go something like this: (laughing in a mocking manor) Denied! (gavel drops) have a nice day.