NASCAR Cup Series inspection issue at Darlington Raceway
Tonight, the NASCAR Cup Series takes the green in Darlington, South Carolina. Darlington Raceway is set to begin the first race of the NASCAR Playoffs.
View Darlington inspection issues below.
There’s no practice or qualifying sessions this weekend. However, teams still must bring a legal car and pass inspection before the green flag.
Austin Dillon failed pre-race technical inspection, twice. Per the rules, he’ll lose his starting spot as well as a crew member of NASCAR’s choice.
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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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