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NASCAR At Pocono Update: Kyle Busch Fails Inspection After 5-Hour Energy 500

Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team could be in hot water with NASCAR. Busch's Toyota Camry failed post-race inspection following Sunday's 5-Hour Energy 500 at the Pocono Raceway.

Busch finished third in the event, which was won by Jeff Gordon.

According to tweets from folks at the track, the car failed three times to meet the height requirements on the left-front corner of the car. Finally, NASCAR announced that the car had failed and will take it back to their Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C.

NASCAR has allowed little gray area since implementing its "Car of Tomorrow" in 2007, and height infractions typically draw significant penalties from the sanctioning body if there is no evidence that damage or some other in-race situation caused the car to fail inspection. Last September, Clint Bowyer was fined 150 championship points for failing inspection after the first race of the Chase at Loudon. The penalty effectively ended Bowyer's title hopes before they had a change to get going.

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