On the next to remaining restart of the Toyota Tundra 250, it appeared Timothy Peters had jumped the restart and started earlier than then-chief Matt Crafton in the restart zone.
NASCAR officers immediately positioned the restart "under evaluation" however eventually cleared Peters of any wrongdoing.
On Saturday in the sprint Cup series drivers meeting, series director Richard Buck noted Peters may still have been penalized, although he gave the spot again to Crafton.
"That one's on us," Buck spoke of.
In answering a query to driver Carl Edwards, Buck additionally reminded drivers "giving back the spot" isn't a method to keep away from a penalty.
Crafton said here after the race about the questionable restart:
"The No. 17 (Peters) simply – the No. 9 (William Byron) pushed (Peters) and had a very respectable restart and bought by means of us on that one, however it's a disgrace as a result of i do know this issue changed into so respectable. It's a brand new truck we just introduced right here and these guys worked really, in fact challenging and we had the truck to beat and that's racing."
After the incident, Peters' crew maintained Crafton didn't hold velocity within the restart zone but NASCAR officers talked about Saturday they decided that turned into not the case.
Byron, 18, went on to win the race in a wild two-lap shootout.
a few NASCAR drivers expressed their astonishment during the race that Peters didn't acquire a penalty, together with 2016 Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin.