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Third-Place Finisher, Larson Fails Post-Race Inspection

By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor

Kyle Larson, who was without his full-time crew chief Chad Johnston this week, because of a lug nut violation at Pocono Raceway has failed post-race inspection following the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Larson came home with an impressive third-place finish, but according to NASCAR his No. 42 Target Chevrolet, prepared this week by interim crew chief Philip Surgen, fell outside of the tolerance on the laser scanner following the event.

A NASCAR Spokesperson states that any penalties stemming from this violation will be announced later this week.

Everyone else in the garage has cleared initial post-race inspection at the track. The race-winning No. 22 Ford, driven by Joey Logano, and the runner-up No. 24 Chevrolet driven by Chase Elliott will be sent to Charlotte, North Carolina for further inspection at NASCAR’s R&D Center.

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Toby Christie is a contributing writer for Motorsports Tribune. He has been watching stock cars turn left since 1993, and has covered NASCAR as an accredited media member since 2007. Toby is a proud member of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA). Additionally, Toby is a lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, sub-par guitarist and he is pretty good around a mini-golf course.

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