Matt Kenseth was doing everything he needed to on the racetrack to advance in the playoffs. A mistake by his team on pit road negated the effort.
Involved in an accident off Turn 2 on Lap 198 at Kansas Speedway, the No. 20 team had too many men over the wall working on Kenseth’s battered Toyota. Under the damaged policy vehicle and the five-minute clock, only six crew members can repair a car on pit road.
Under the subsequent red flag, NASCAR disqualified Kenseth from the race.
“We’re done,” crew chief Jason Ratcliff radioed after initial confusion on what had taken place.
“Someone is going to hav…