NASCAR inspection issue ahead of qualifying at Dover International Speedway
This weekend, NASCAR has unloaded at Dover International Speedway. The 1-mile concrete oval in Dover, Delaware.
It’s the first race in the round of 12. Only 12 drivers remain eligible for the championship. Martin Truex Jr is one of the 12 drivers eligible.
Yesterday, Dover hosted two rounds of NASCAR practice. Today, they’ll qualify.
Head of qualifying is NASCAR inspection. This is also an impound race meaning there’s no inspection after qualifying or before the race.
Martin Truex Jr and the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 team was the only car to fail pre-qualifying inspection. He failed twice and was able to get through on the third attempt.
A crew member of NASCAR choice will be ejected from the speedway for the duration of the race weekend.
Had Truex failed the third time then he would not have been allowed to qualify. Since he passed, he’ll get to qualify and keep his starting position.
Martin Truex Jr was 2nd quickest in final practice on Friday.
NASCAR inspection penalties
Pre-qualifying inspection (impound)
Here are the new penalty formats regarding NASCAR inspection:
1 NASCAR inspection failure: Come back and try again.
3 NASCAR inspection failures: NASCAR crew member ejected.
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.
No team failed 3 times or more during this morning’s inspection session.