Jul 10, 2013, 2:15 PM EST
The term “Flapgate” will never have the chance to take off.
NASCAR ruled Wednesday that the 31 teams found to have had noncompliant roof flap spacers at Daytona International Speedway will not be penalized following what it deemed a “thorough review.”
Sixteen Sprint Cup and 15 Nationwide Series teams had their spacers confiscated last Thursday.
“We examined this from every aspect we possibly could and determined that there would be no penalties involved,” Robin Pemberton, NASCAR’s vice president of competition, told NASCAR.com. “Based upon our inspection and subsequent review, it was our determination that the functionality and safety aspects of the roof flaps were not compromised and the on track competition would not be impacted.”
A litany of potential puns based on the “31 flavors of penalties” – one of which was suggested this morning by the brilliant NASCAR and IndyCar satirist known only as @nascarcasm, below – will now be averted as a result.
— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) July 10, 2013
Dec 25, 2014, 3:42 PM EST
Just in time for the holidays, Stewart-Haas Racing and Tony Stewart Nation set a tour of some of the team’s 2014 and 2015 race cars to music from the Nutcracker Suite. It’s a great video, sure to warm even Scrooge’s heart.
Dec 25, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
Junior Nation, rejoice. Your hero is a true contender once more.
Dec 25, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
David Gilliland struggled once again in 2014, but still managed to come away with a Top 30 finish.
Dec 25, 2014, 12:00 PM EST
It was a rough rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series for Justin Allgaier in 2014. But there were enough good signs that point to a better sophomore campaign in 2015.
Dec 25, 2014, 10:00 AM EST
Relax and enjoy this Christmas, and thanks all for reading and support on MST.
Dec 24, 2014, 5:50 PM EST
The future of Italy’s famed Monza racetrack could be in jeopardy after its last scheduled Formula One race in 2016.
Dec 24, 2014, 5:26 PM EST
Police have issued their report on the $60,000, 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that crashed just one hour after leaving the dealership last Friday near Brighton, Colorado.
Dec 24, 2014, 3:14 PM EST
The story of aspiring doctor and Sprint Cup driver Patrick Staropoli is featured in one of the most prestigious college journals in the world.
Dec 24, 2014, 2:42 PM EST
Australians are happy to have former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose back on home turf. And they’re also thankful for Ambrose’s time in NASCAR.
Top NASCAR stories of 2014: No. 7 – Brad Keselowski’s six wins, but falls short of Championship Round
Dec 24, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
A six-pack of wins, and nearly a six-pack of controversies for Brad Keselowski in 2014.
Dec 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
While her overall 2014 season finish (28th) was one spot lower than 2013 (27th), Danica Patrick still showed improvement in 2014 that could bode well for even better success in 2015.
Dec 24, 2014, 12:00 PM EST
Stenhouse’s second season in Sprint Cup saw him take a tumble in the standings.
Dec 24, 2014, 11:00 AM EST
Korea GP left off updated FIA race calendar for 2015.
Dec 24, 2014, 10:00 AM EST
Paddock Insider checks in with JPM, Helio and more.
Dec 23, 2014, 6:00 PM EST
Love your classic cars? NBCSN has a special gift for you this Christmas…
Dec 23, 2014, 5:00 PM EST
Walker apologizes to those on road during his 2013 high-speed chase with police, says he’s working to get healthy.
Dec 23, 2014, 4:00 PM EST
The Swiss driver – one-half of the new WEC champions – will enter his fifth season in the role.
Dec 23, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
42-year-old Theresa Benn disappeared during the October race weekend at Talladega, and was found dead more than a month later.
Dec 23, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
It took a while, but Logano has finally become what many thought he would be: One of NASCAR’s elite drivers.
Dec 23, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
The nephew of four-time Indy 500 champ Rick Mears performed well on the plate tracks.
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