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AP Sources: Kenseth's engine fails inspection

3 years 5 months 3 days ago April 24, 2013 Apr 24, 2013 Wednesday, April 24 2013 April 24, 2013 8:52 AM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Associated Press has learned the engine in Matt Kenseth's race-winning car from Kansas failed inspection at NASCAR's Research and Development Center.

NASCAR officials were discussing Wednesday what penalties to levy against Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing, according to multiple sources.

The engine failed because one of the connecting rods did not meet the minimum weight requirement.

Kenseth drove the No. 20 Toyota to his second win of the season Sunday in Kansas. It is standard procedure for the race-winning engine to go back to Concord for a thorough inspection.

Toyota Racing Development supplies the engines for Joe Gibbs Racing, but NASCAR would hold the team responsible for any infractions.

IMAGE: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

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