Several drivers have been handed penalties ahead of today’s NASCAR race at Talladega SuperSpeedway
Today, the NASCAR Cup Series rolls to the green flag at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. It’s the second race of three in the round of 12 in the NASCAR Playoffs.
View 2020 Talladega inspection issues below.
Ahead of the race, all cars must pass inspection. The inspection line opened at 7am this morning.
Shortly before the race, NASCAR has released the inspection failures. There’s two of them.
Brennan Poole and Timmy Hill both failed inspection twice. Per the rule book, those cars will be starting the race from the tail of the field.
Additionally, Cody Ware will start at the rear of the field as he takes over the No. 27 seat.
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.