Denny Hamlin, the Coke 600 was over before it even began when two bricks used for ballast fell out of his car during the pace lap, which leads to a prolonged period of race pit stop.
The tungsten blocks are installed in cars to ensure that they meet the minimum weight requirements and is expected to be fully guaranteed for safety.
Hamlin missed the first eight laps of the race, while the weight was replaced, but he managed to finish 29th in the 40-car field.
JIMMIE JOHNSON DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COCA-COLA 600 FOR THE SECOND PLACE IN THE FINAL AFTER THE CAR FAILS POST-RACE INSPECTION
The unusual view of the 35 pounds, $1,877 pieces of equipment bouncing down the runway was captured on video by Fox Sports and led to the suspension of three of Hamlin’s team members.
It was announced Monday that the team leader Chris Gabehart, car chief Brandon Griffeth and engineer Scott Simmons will all have to sit in the next four races on the calendar, which resumes Wednesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hamlin’s team, Joe Gibbs Racing, said that he would not appeal the sentence.
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