A hefty penalty could be heading Kyle Larson’s way early next week as it was found his car failed post-race inspection going through the lasers.
Larson finished third in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway with interim crew chief Phil Surgen. Surgen is normally Larson’s head engineer, but the team’s regular crew chief Chad Johnston was suspended after a lug nut violation found at the conclusion of last week’s Pocono race.
Kasey Kahne was slapped with a similar penalty after failing laser inspection at Dover. Kahne was docked 15 championship points, and the crew chief was fined $25,000. With Johnston already on NASCAR’s probation, the penalty for Larson could be more severe.
Should an additional suspension be on the way for Larson, it’s unknown whether Johnston would have to serve it again, or if Surgen would be held responsible.