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Kurt Busch's No. 41 to undergo tech investigation

July 06, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Stewart-Haas Racing driver places third at Coke Zero 400; car sent back to Concord

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The Stewart-Haas Racing No. 41 Chevrolet driven to a third-place finish Sunday by Kurt Busch will be inspected for a potential technical issue this week at the NASCAR Research and Development Center.

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NASCAR officials customarily take the top two or three finishing cars and a random car to the tech center in Concord, North Carolina, for further review, but a NASCAR spokesperson noted in the media center that a split track bar was discovered in the post-race inspection after the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
 
An announcement on any potential actions or post-race penalties would come later this week.
 
The track bar -- also called the panhard bar -- is a hollow steel tube that measures approximately 1 3/8 inches and is a common point where teams adjust the car's chassis during the race. The track bar's mounting position can be raised or lowered to alter the location of the car's rear-end housing and its handling.
 
The third-place effort marked Busch's fourth top-five finish in 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season. Busch prevailed earlier in the year at Martinsville Speedway, virtually assuring him of a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs.

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