– So it is time now for “The Pulse.” Our very good friend, Dave Moody, here now from Sirius XM NASCAR radio to help us put a bow on all things Las Vegas and to start to look ahead to Phoenix. Hey there, Dave. Welcome to the show.
– Hey, Shannon.
– Let’s start with the most recent breaking news, stuff that just came down on that 4 team of Kevin Harvick. They lost their seven playoff points from the victory this past weekend. 20 driver/owner points were assessed, and car chief Robert Smith suspended for two races. Surprised, not surprised at these penalties?
– Well, I’m neither, because you kind of had to look at the parts and pieces involved to know what we’re talking about here. But based on how the rule actually reads, it says that those rear window braces must keep the rear window glass in place and undistorted, for lack of a better term– that’s mine, not theirs– in all directions at all times. It very clearly did not do that. There was a significant amount of distortion on that rear window. So based on the sheer letter of the law something had to happen, I’m sure.
– David Ragan and Drew Blickensderfer are on the show today, and they basically just said that