During a post-race teardown after the Sprint Cup, a Roush Fenway Racing part, a spring, was found in the possession of Toyota’s team. Toyota officials on Wednesday confirmed the part was found and was returned it to Roush once it was discovered who it belonged to. Jim Aust, president and CEO of Toyota Racing Development said that he was not sure how the part ended up on a table with other Toyota parts.
“I don’t understand the whole procedure when a teardown happens,” said Aust. “The only thing I know is it wound up with parts we had and we returned it to Roush. It’s unfortunate it happened the way it did. It wasn’t anything intentional. There’s no reason to be done intentional. I have no idea how it happened to begin with.”
President of Roush Fenway, Geoff Smith, said that the part in question was not a spring. He would not elaborate on the matter any further and said that Jack Roush is the only one to talk to at this time but he presently does not want to make additional comments.
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