FORT WORTH, Texas - Nextel Cup Series director John Darby said a NASCAR investigation into problems with water in fuel last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway was traced to a faulty temporary pump.
Most fueling stations at tracks have several permanent pumps and those at Atlanta worked fine, Darby said. Some temporary pumps are brought in to help with the demand for fuel during races and it was one of those pumps that contributed to the problem.
Several teams reported finding various amounts of water in fuel used in last Sunday’s race. The teams of Dave Blaney and Denny Hamlin were the first to report problems.
Darby said corrective measures have been taken to ensure the problem does not happen again.