NASCAR Confiscates Robby Gordon's Rear Axle Housing

Jim BobCorrespondent IMay 25, 2009

CONCORD, NC - MAY 21: Robby Gordon, driver of the #7 Jim Beam/Operation Home Front Toyota, stands on pit road during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 21, 2009 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images)

During post-race inspection, NASCAR found a possible issue with the rear axle housing on the No. 7 Jim Beam/Operation Home Front Toyota driven by Robby Gordon, who finished third in the Coca-Cola 600.

NASCAR will take the housing to their Research and Development Center for further examination this weekend.

If NASCAR finds a violation, forthcoming penalties will be announced later this week.

Gordon used pit strategy and stayed out on the final caution of the day before NASCAR called the event.

“Didn’t know how many people were going to stay out,” Gordon said of his race. “Obviously, Ryan’s crew was on their game, so was Reutimann, on theirs. We were probably a 15th place car. Ran with Kyle for a long time on that one long run."

“When you start back in the back, it’s just hard to pass. We worked our way, like I said, up to 18th at one point. We were running 20th when that caution came out.”

Traditionally, NASCAR announces penalties on Tuesday. However, since the race was not run until Monday and NASCAR is holding a special driver and team only meeting on Tuesday, the penalties may not come until later on in the week.