Joey Logano pulled the best "007" like move ever. When Thursday arrived, well, it meant nothing really. His win was encumbered due to the rear suspension being manipulated the truck trailing arm spacers/pinion angle shims. It's the first time an encumbered win has happened since it was adopted last year. Todd Gordon Logano's crew chief was suspended for two races and fined $50,000. Logano being docked 25 driver points and the team 25 owner points. What it means is is that Logano's win is recorded in the record books, but none of the benefits for a playoff spot exist anymore. What does this mean? Are these guys cheaters? No. chocolate Myers on SiriusXM NASCAR says this team isn't the only team that does this to try to get ahead. As good as NASCAR is inspecting before and after, it's far, few and between when it happens. Teams go into the gray area to try to get an advantage, but very few often get away with it. They know how to do it where an inspector doesn't know where to look Chocolate said. The 22 team acknowledged its fault and moved on with knowing not to go there again lesson learned. What's it mean for Logano this season thus far? I don't think it will really hurt him considering he can win without a performance enhancement. He doesn't win every weekend or really have knowledge of what happened so I think it won't really be an issue. It's still early in the season and these types of penalty's are very rare especially with NASCAR cracking down with inspection rules. As for the move onto pit road, Logano pretty much looked like 007 leading the car behind him by forcing Kyle Busch last minute to change his mind to enter pit road, but overshot the orange square entrance line consequently giving Kyle the penalty before the restart. Logano fans had a lot to cheer about until the following Thursday where Logano was given the biggest penalty you could get after a win. I for one you know am a huge Logano fan. I am very disappointed finding out they took this route to get the win. It sucks tremendously, but instead of screaming to twitter and defending the penalty I tell myself it is what it is and move on to Talladega. That's all you can do.
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