Car chief ejected from Bristol Motor Speedway

Greg Ebert has been ejected ahead of tonight’s race

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet failed pre-race inspection three times Saturday, pushing Austin Dillon to the rear of the field for Saturday night’s Monster Energy Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR officials have ejected Greg Ebert, the No. 3 team’s car chief, for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race (6:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The team was also penalized with a 30-minute deduction of practice time at the series’ next race, Sept. 2 at Darlington Raceway.

Dillon was scheduled to start 18th in the 40-car field for Saturday night’s 500-lapper. The reigning Daytona 500 champ currently ranks 20th in Monster Energy Series points.