NASCAR has issued penalties ahead of today’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Today, the NASCAR Cup Series rolls to the grid in Atlanta, Georgia. The 1.5-mile of Atlanta Motor Speedway is set to close out the triple-header race weekend.
The NASCAR Cup Series has yet to roll onto the track. Teams will see turn one for the first time on lap one of the race. However, before taking the green, all teams must pass pre-race inspection.
Cars failing Atlanta inspection two or more times: Chase Elliott and Timmy Hill.
Both drivers have been penalized ahead of the start in today’s race. All will drop to the rear of the field.
Chase Elliott failed inspection twice. The penalty for that is to drop to the rear.
Timmy Hill failed three times. Per the rule, he will drop to the rear, serve a pass through and a crew member will be ejected.
Additionally, the team of Quin Houff has made unapproved adjustments ahead of the start. He’ll also be dropping to the tail of the field.
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.
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