NASCAR Inspection Issues: Texas Motor Speedway (October 17, 2021)

Texas Motor Speedway inspection failures for the NASCAR Cup Series

Today, the NASCAR Cup Series opens the Round of 8 in the Playoffs. The 1.5-mile of Texas Motor Speedway is set to drop the green flag in Fort Worth, TX.

View NASCAR inspection issues below.

There’s no qualifying or practice this weekend. Teams will see turn one for the first time on lap 1 of the race. However, before rolling to the grid, all cars must pass NASCAR inspection.

1.5-mile tracks typically bring more inspection issues due to the importance of aerodynamics.

Multiple teams have failed pre-race inspection. That includes Chase Elliott who failed twice. The first failure was due to body issues while the other was for a suspension issue.

Cars failing first attempt: Ross Chastain, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, Christopher Bell, William Byron, Matt DiBenedetto, Alex Bowman, Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones, Aric Almirola, Anthony Alfredo, Ryan Preece, Kevin Harvick, Chase Elliott, Chase Briscoe, Josh Bilicki, BJ McLeod, Cody Ware, David Starr, Corey LaJoie, Garrett Smithley and Timmy Hill.

26 cars failed on their first attempt, over half the field. However, there’s no penalty for a single failure.

Cars failing twice: Chase Elliott, Chase Briscoe, Cody Ware, David Starr, Corey LaJoie and Garrett Smithley

Per the rules, any team that failed twice or more will lose their starting position. All those cars will drop to the rear ahead of the green.

All cars were able to pass on the third attempt.

Related: Texas Starting Lineup – October 2021 (NASCAR Cup Series)

NASCAR Inspection Rules

1 Inspection failure: No penalty, the team gets to go to the back of the inspection line and try again.

2 inspection failure: If a team fails twice, NASCAR will send that car to the rear of the field.

3 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.

Tech is now complete.

Related: NASCAR TV Schedule (Texas)


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