Several drivers have been handed penalties ahead of tonight’s NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway
Tonight, the NASCAR Cup Series is set to conclude the race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 0.533-mile oval is set for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race.
View 2020 Bristol inspection issues below.
This is a crucial event. The Bristol night race will conclude round 1 of the NASCAR Playoffs.
Teams have yet to touch the track. Practice and qualifying has been removed for all races through the end of the season.
Earlier this afternoon, pre race inspection opened. Teams have all day to roll through the line before heading to the grid.
Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones all failed pre-race inspection twice. Per the rules, those drivers will be sent to the tail ahead of the green flag.
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.