Haley disqualified from COTA Cup race

NASCAR has disqualified Justin Haley from Sunday’s EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas because his Rick Ware Racing car failed post-race inspection.

Haley’s No. 51 Ford Mustang Dark Horse did not meet minimum post-race weights.

The disqualification will move Haley to last place, 39th, in the finishing order and he will receive one point from the race. Haley crossed the finish line 17th Sunday, which would have been his third top-20 finish of the season.

“We had an OK day,” Haley said afterward. “I thought we did everything right up until the end when we had a slow pit stop and kind of faded from there. I am really happy with the results we are getting. We have such a small team and we are trying as hard as we can. I appreciate everyone at Ford and RFK for giving us the information they give us and I am glad we are starting to apply it.”


No additional penalties are expected for Haley’s team aside from the disqualification. The team does have the option to appeal the penalty.

There were no other issues from post-race inspection at Circuit of the Americas.

Story originally appeared on Racer