NASCAR has issued a penalty ahead of the start of the regular season finale
Tonight, it’s a big race at Daytona International Speedway. The 2.5-mile is set to host the regular season finale for the premier stock car division.
Inspection opened earlier this morning. Teams are required to pass multiple inspection points ahead of the green.
Drivers have yet to touch the race track. They’ll see turn one for the first time on the green flag of the actual race.
Austin Dillon failed pre-race tech two times. As a result, he has lost his starting position in tonight’s event.
NASCAR Inspection Penalties (Rules)
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 send that car to the rear of the field.
3 NASCAR inspection failures: They have to start at the rear. In addition, the car has to serve a pass through penalty on pit lane at the start of the race.
Typically, NASCAR crew members are ejected on a second failure. However, due to a lack of practice and/or qualifying in recent events, series officials have given less-strict ejections for failed pre-race inspections.