NASCAR inspection failure at Martinsville Speedway
This weekend at Martinsville Speedway is an impound race. That means post-qualifying inspection took place this morning instead of yesterday.
Teams were not allowed to touch the cars overnight.
With just two days on on-track action, there is a reduced number of inspections. Post-qualifying and pre-race inspection are rolled into one.
Pole sitter, Joey Logano was the first car in line this morning for inspection. He passed tech with no issues and will start from the pole.
William Byron fails tech at Martinsville Speedway
William Byron has failed post-qualifying inspection for mechanical measurements. He was due to start 6th in the STP 500 later today. Instead, Byron will be regulated to the back of the field.
Byron had a tire failure two minutes into the opening round of practice on Saturday. The team went to work but never made it back on track in the session. Byron completed just one lap.
He returned for final practice, posting the 23rd quickest time. His three Hendrick Motorsports teammates sat 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the board.
Inspection continues at the track. Any failures will be updated here.
NASCAR Inspection Rules
Here are the new penalty formats regarding NASCAR inspection:
1 NASCAR Inspection failure: The qualifying time is disallowed. The team will get to roll through inspection again.
2 NASCAR inspection failure: If a team fails twice, NASCAR will eject a crew member of their choosing.
3 NASCAR inspection failures: If a team failed three times then they would not be allowed to qualify.
4 NASCAR inspection failures: If a team failed four times then they lose a car chief, miss qualifying and they have to make a pass through on lap 1 of the race.