NASCAR penalties have been issued ahead of tonight’s green flag
Tonight, the NASCAR Cup Series unloads in Daytona Beach, Florida. It’s the regular season finale, the final chance for drivers to lock into the Playoffs.
View Daytona inspection failures below.
The NASCAR Cup Series has yet to touch the track as there’s no practice or qualifying session. However, all teams must pass the inspection line, just hours ahead of the green flag.
Kyle Larson was scheduled to roll from the pole position. Instead, he’ll be starting at the tail of the field.
The No. 5 team failed inspection twice. Per the rules, the pole sitter will drop to the tail of the field.
Additionally, Michael McDowell and Anthony Alfredo both failed the body inspection. Each of those cars had a deck lid extension. Both crew chiefs have been ejected and they’ll each go to the tail of the field. No penalties/fines could be pending for those teams.
NASCAR Inspection 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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