NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. 0:00 / 1:10 BeyondWords Denny Hamlin, the winner of the Pocono NASCAR Cup Series, and Kyle Busch, who finished in second place, were both disqualified for breaking the rules during the race.
Both of the Joe Gibbs Racing teammates’ results were discarded.
NASCAR Cup Series executive director Brad Moran remarked, referring to the front fascias of the cars, “There were certain concerns uncovered that effect aero in the vehicle.”
“There was simply no excuse as to why some materials were there where they shouldn’t have been. And it really comes down to a DQ there.”
Chase Elliott finished in third place, but the verdict might be overturned.
Both vehicles will be transferred to NASCAR’s Randamp;D facility in North Carolina for additional analysis.
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Before the victory was overturned, Hamlin had temporarily been the first seven-time winner at Pocono Raceway and had tied Tony Stewart for 49th place on the list of Cup Series victories all-time.
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Chase Elliott is currently in first place in the points standings with four victories so far this season.