NASCAR crew members ejected from Las Vegas Motor Speedway
This weekend, NASCAR has unloaded in Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s the first 1.5-mile race of the year, a point in the schedule were we typically see multiple inspection infractions arise.
NASCAR roll through the inspection line ahead of qualifying. The cars are then impounded until the race on Sunday.
Just as inspection begun, the rain began to fall on the speedway.
NASCAR inspection issues at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Multiple NASCAR Cup Series teams have failed inspection multiple times ahead of qualifying.
Chase Elliott and the No. 9 team failed twice. They will see a crew member ejected. He will also lose 15 minutes of practice next week at Auto Club Speedway.
Elliott failed inspection due to body issues. However, the team was able to pass on their third attempt through the inspection garage.
Garrett Smithley failed inspection twice as well. He will also lose a crew member for the weekend and 15 minutes of practice next week.
More Toyota issues?
Yesterday, all Toyota teams rolling through pre-weekend inspection ahead of practice. Every Toyota team with the exception of Suarez, failed tech.
All the Joe Gibbs Racing machines in addition to Christopher Bell were caught using bondo to alter the body shape. The were forced to miss 15 minutes of practice yesterday.
There could be more Toyota issues regarding inspection.
The field is now set to lineup based on 2019 points. That would put Kyle Busch on the pole position for Sunday’s event.
However, Kyle Busch himself has hinted that he might be forced to the rear of the field.
Yet, nothing official in regards to Toyota issues have been released by NASCAR. If that happens, this story will be updated.
As expected, multiple Toyota teams were again hit with inspection penalties.
Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Christopher Bell will drop to the tail of the field on the start of the race this Sunday. These cars were again hit for “attempting to manipulate the noses of their cars.”
Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Christopher Bell have all been handed L1 penalties as a result of the infraction. The penalty includes a 10 point penalty on both driver and owner points.
Qualifying was a wash-out. However, this is an impound race.
As the defending champ, Kyle Busch would have started on pole. Instead, he will drop to the rear. As a result of the infraction, Kevin Harvick will take over the pole position.
NASCAR Inspection Failure Rules: Pre-Race Inspection
1 NASCAR Inspection failure: No penalty, the team gets to go to the back of the inspection line and try again.
2 NASCAR inspection failure: If a team fails twice, NASCAR will eject a crew member of their choosing. In addition, they lose 15 minutes of practice time.
3 NASCAR inspection failures: If a team failed three times then they lose a crew member. They would not be allowed to qualify. Additionally, the lose 15 min of practice.