News NASCAR takes teeth out of Furniture Row’s massive power saw

05:45  17 may  2018
05:45  17 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

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The use of a massive power saw that could have come from an overstock closet on the Death Star was an inventive way to fix Martin Truex Jr.‘s Toyota.

Perhaps too inventive for NASCAR.

After images and video of the saw in a pit stop went viral on social media during the April 29 race at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR announced Wednesday that it was mandating teams “only use traditional battery-powered equipment to repair a vehicle on the service side of the pit wall,” including “reciprocating saws, rivet guns, screw guns and drills.”

Cole Pearn, Furniture Row Racing crew chief for Truex, took issue with the new rule via Twitter.

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