NASCAR Inspection Issues: August 2023 (Indianapolis)

NASCAR team fails tech inspection three times

NASCAR is racing this weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course will host the event.

View NASCAR inspection issues for Indianapolis below.

Before teams touch the track, they are required to pass NASCAR inspection. That includes a wide range of checkpoints.

Road courses aren’t typically a place that brings many inspection issues. However, for one team, it did on Friday afternoon.

William Byron failed tech inspection three times. Per the rules, Byron will not be permitted to qualify.

Car chief Tyler Jones has been ejected from the speedway for the duration of the weekend.

The No. 24 team was able to pass inspection on their 4th attempt through inspection.

“We have a lot of respect for the processes and the tolerances. We work hard to make sure our cars that are within that when we get to the track. This was an instance where we were close, we attempted to fix it and it (initially) did not get closer,” Hendrick Motorsports President Jeff Andrews told Bob Pockrass.

NASCAR Inspection Penalties

1 Failure
No Penalty

2 Failures
Crew member of NASCAR’s choosing ejected (crew member cannot be replaced). Additionally, the team loses pit selection.

3 Failures
Not permitted to qualify plus above penalty. They also have to serve a pass-through penalty at the start of the race.

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