Three NASCAR crew members ejected from Texas Motor Speedway
Tonight, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set to take to the track. Texas Motor Speedway is set for a qualifying session at sunset in Fort Worth, Texas.
NASCAR OSS inspection opened at 3pm ET time. Qualifying is set to begin at 7pm ET.
37 of 40 cars passed on their first or second attempt. Three cars failed on their second attempt: Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Austin Dillon.
Crew members ejected from Texas Motor Speedway: Jimmie Johnson has lost an engineer. Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Austin Dillon have each lost their car chief.
All three drivers will also lose 15 minutes of practice time next weekend at ISM Raceway.
All three of those cars were able to pass on their third attempt through the line. As a result, they will be able to take to the track for qualifying.
NASCAR Pre-qualifying inspection
Here are the penalty formats regarding NASCAR inspection:
1 NASCAR inspection failures: No penalty, come back and try again.
2 NASCAR inspection failures: 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.