9 teams have been penalized ahead of the race at Phoenix Raceway
Tomorrow, the NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag at Phoenix Raceway. Today, the field will roll to the track for a round of practice and qualifying.
View Phoenix Raceway inspection issues below.
Ahead of practice, teams roll through the tech inspection line. Nine cars failed at least twice and will be penalized.
Failed two times
Teams that failed twice will lose a crew member and their pit selection:
Ejected: David Alexander (Car Chief)
Ejected: Robert Valentinsen (Car Chief)
Ejected: Nate Bellows (Car Chief)
Ejected: Chris Sherwood (Car Chief)
Ejected: Tony Raker (Engineer)
Ejected: Tony Cardamone (Car Chief)
Ejected: Cam Strader (Car Chief)
Ejected: Danny Efland (Engineer)
Ejected: JR Norris (Car Chief)
All the cars that failed twice were able to pass tech on their third attempt. All cars will be allowed to qualify.
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 failures: If a team fails twice, NASCAR will eject a crew member and they lose pit selection.
3 inspection failures: All of the above and the team doesn’t get to qualify. They’ll also serve a pass-through penalty at the start of the race.
4 inspection failures: All of the above in addition to an L1 penalty.
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