In light of Kyle Busch‘s Xfinity Series win in Atlanta last Saturday being deemed an “encumbered finish” for his car being too low during post-race inspection, Jeff Burton explains why such a tainted finish should not count towards ownership points or playoff seeding.
“I think it’s time to start taking wins away,” Burton said on Tuesday’s NASCAR America. “It’s a type of penalty where the win doesn’t count, you don’t get any points. … Under this scenario, if you win the race, you don’t get the trophy, you don’t win the race, you don’t get the points or the money. The guy that finished second does.
“And if you do that, guess what happens? You get very few people that get penalized post-race after a win. They’ll find a way for the cars not to be too low, they’ll find a way because the penalty will be so great that you can’t afford to have that penalty.”