Atlanta Inspection Issues: July 2022 (NASCAR Cup Series)

Two NASCAR crew members ejected ahead of Atlanta Motor Speedway

This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag in Hampton, Georgia. Atlanta Motor Speedway is set to host the Quaker State 400.

View NASCAR inspection issues from Atlanta Motor Speedway below.

There’s no practice session this weekend. Teams are scheduled to roll to the track for the first time during qualifying.

Ahead of qualifying, teams must pass the inspection line. Over half the field failed inspection on their first attempt through the line. That’s not uncommon for a drafting track like Atlanta, Daytona and Talladega.

Two teams had more than one failed attempt to pass inspection.

The No. 15 driven by Garrett Smithley and the No. 78 driven by BJ McLeod each failed twice. Per the rules, each team will see a crew member ejected by NASCAR. They’ll also lose pit selection for the race.

No team failed three times.

NASCAR Inspection Rules (Pre-Qualifying)

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.

3 inspection failures: All of the above. They’ll also serve a pass-through penalty at the start of the race.


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