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October 15, 2023

Team Penske No. 12 disqualified from Cup Series Playoffs race at Las Vegas

Ryan Blaney drives at Las Vegas in the NASCAR Cup Series race
Alejandro Alvarez
NASCAR Studios

EDITOR’S NOTE: After further review, NASCAR officials rescinded the disqualification of Team Penske’s No. 12 and restored Ryan Blaney’s finishing position.

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The No. 12 Team Penske Ford driven by Ryan Blaney has been disqualified following the vehicle’s failed post-race technical inspection at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

NASCAR officials deemed the left-front damper on the No. 12 car did not meet the overall specified length outlined in Section of the NASCAR Rule Book. Blaney is relegated to a last-place finish, forfeiting the eight stage points he collected throughout the 267-lap event.

MORE: Race results | At-track photos: Las Vegas

Blaney is a competitor in the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs and took the checkered flag in sixth place to conclude Sunday’s South Point 400, the opening race of the postseason’s penultimate round.

The postseason continues on Oct. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

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