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Turner Scott Motorsports Car Taken Back to NASCAR’s R&D Center

February 26th, 2013 at 1:59 PM
By Clayton Caldwell

Turner Scott Motorsports fielded a car for Danica Patrick in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race. That car has been taken back to NASCAR's research and development center in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Turner Scott Motorsports officials are in talks today with the heads of NASCAR about modifications done to the cars chassis during inspection at Daytona International Speedway. 

NASCAR brought Patrick's #34 Chevrolet from Saturday's Nationwide race to its research and development center on Monday. Patrick completed 31 laps and led five before being retired due to an engine failure. 

Patrick's Turner Scott Motorsports car was the lone car not involved in the final lap crash. Both Justin Allgaier's #31 and Kyle Larson's #32 Chevrolets were involved in a big crash at the end of the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway. 

The modification of the #34 Chevrolet was described by a garage source as "squaring off the edge of the frame rails." The source says it would give the car a major aerodynamic advantage. It is unclear if the similar modification was done to the other three cars in the Turner Scott Motorsprots stable due to the damage sustained in the final lap accident. 

NASCAR has shown a zero tolerance in the past on modifications with the new car and it remains to be seen as to how NASCAR will handle this situation.

Tags: Danica Patrick, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Turner Scott Motorsports

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