NASCAR disqualifies AJ Allmendinger from second Xfinity race in a month

NASCAR disqualified second-place finisher A.J. Allmendinger from Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International after the No. 10 Kaulig Racing failed the minimum rear height requirements in the optical scanning station.

This is the second race in a row in which Allmendinger, a part-time driver, had been disqualified from the results following post-race inspection. He suffered the same misfortune last month at Daytona International Speedway.

Xfinity Series director Wayne Auton said after the race that every car passed a pre-race height inspection.

Six cars were measured after the race and the No. 10 was the only car that didn’t meet the minimum requirements.

I can go into a full description of why it was low from contact early in the race on a restart. The issues we struggled with after cause track bar mount was bent and oil tank getting hung on the coil of the spring the rest of the race. But just doesnt f***ing matter.

Allmendinger crossed the finish line in second after leading a race-high 24 of 82 laps. As a result of the disqualification, Allmendinger will be credited with a last place finish.

Auton said the infraction did not appear to be the result of damage.

“The first thing that we do is we inspect the car fully. All the body panels of it,” says Xfinity Series managing director Wayne Auton. “We didn’t see any foreseeable damage on the car. We can’t really get into the weeds as far as how much it was low and stuff like that because the appeal process is in place now.”

Kaulig Racing has until noon on Monday to file an appeal.

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