NASCAR announced Wednesday that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team and Joey Logano’s team were among five Sprint Cup teams that received written warnings for failing inspection last weekend at Kansas Speedway.
NASCAR stated that the teams of Logano, Casey Mears and Paul Menard received written warnings for failing pre-qualifying inspection twice.
NASCAR stated that the teams of Earnhardt and Cole Whitt received written warnings for failing pre-race inspection twice.
The Sprint Cup Rule Book states in section 18.104.22.168.c that if the same team receives two warnings during two consecutive events – whether a points event or not – then the team faces a P1 penalty that could include one or more of the following: Deduction of practice time, deduction of qualifying time, last choice in selecting pits, delay in order of inspection and/or other penalties.
NASCAR has placed an emphasis on teams getting through inspection in a timely fashion this season. Teams were warned last month about formalized penalties for failing to pass inspection.
NASCAR also announced that the cars taken from last weekend’s Kansas race to the R&D Center for further inspection all passed. Those cars were Jimmie Johnson’s, Kevin Harvick’s and Matt Kenseth’s.