NASCAR Cup Series
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Oct 15, 2023
Ryan Blaney has been disqualified from Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series event at Las Vegas after it was found the left-front shock didn't meet the overall specified length outlined in the NASCAR Rule Book.
Ryan Blaney, the sixth-place finisher in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, has been disqualified after NASCAR discovered an issue with the left-front shock on the No. 12 Ford Mustang in post-race inspection.
According to the sanctioning body, the No. 12 Ford Mustang was disqualified as a result of the left-front shock not meeting the overall specified length, which is outlined in NASCAR Rule Book Section 18.104.22.168.
Having advanced into the 'Round of 8' in the NASCAR Cup Series post-season, as a result of a victory at Talladega Superspeedway two weeks ago, the 29-year-old driver will further drop into a must-win situation, after entering Las Vegas as the eighth-ranked seed.
Blaney and the No. 12 Ford Mustang will be credited with a 36th-place finish, ensuring that both the driver and organization receive a single point in each of their respective championship fights.
Every driver that finished below Blaney in both of the race's stages and the final rundown will be promoted forward one position, with the point allocations being adjusted accordingly.
William Byron will be credited with sixth place, Tyler Reddick with seventh, and Martin Truex, Jr., Denny Hamlin, and Chris Buescher now complete the new top-10.
Now, entering Homestead, Ryan Blaney sits in eighth place in NASCAR Cup Series point standings, with a 56-point deficit to the cutline.
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