Martin, Johnson, Stewart, Busch pass inspection
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The cars of championship leaders Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson have passed a second NASCAR inspection.
NASCAR inspected both the Hendrick Motorsports-owned cars after Sunday's race in Kansas for a thorough inspection after the Chevrolets squeaked through a week earlier. The teams were warned they had nearly failed and were to not bring the cars to the track again.
Team owner Rick Hendrick said he had no problem if NASCAR inspected his cars every week. The sanctioning body took him up on the offer when series officials took the cars back to its research and development center.
NASCAR also examined the car of race winner Tony Stewart, as is standard procedure. In addition, Kurt Busch's car was randomly selected for inspection.
Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.