Not quite perfect: Kyle Busch’s rear gear taken after Friday Nationwide win


Kyle Busch emphatically returned to his winning ways in the Nationwide Series on Friday night, leading all 250 laps en route to victory at Richmond International Raceway.

But in post-race inspection, Busch and his No. 54 Kyle Busch Motorsports team finally had something go wrong.

NASCAR has announced that they’re taking the rear gear from Busch’s winning No. 54 Toyota Camry for further evaluation at its research and development center in Concord, North Carolina.

It was the only post-race issue reported following Friday’s race. notes that if any penalty were to be handed down, it likely won’t come until early next week and before all three NASCAR national series set up shop at Chicagoland Speedway (Camping World Truck Series on Friday, Nationwide Series on Saturday, Sprint Cup on Sunday).

This isn’t the first time that KBM has had trouble in post-race inspection this season. Over in the Truck Series, the team’s No. 51 Toyota Tundra team have been dinged twice for ride height violations following wins.

After Busch drove the No. 51 to a win at Kentucky in June, his truck was found to be too low. In the very next Truck Series event at Iowa Speedway, the No. 51 was hit for the same violation following Erik Jones’ triumph.