NASCAR issues penalties for inspection violations at Loudon, Kentucky

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NASCAR on Thursday announced several penalties to teams in Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Trucks stemming from last weekend’s races in New Hampshire and Kentucky.

All of the cars/trucks cited either failed the laser platform part of the inspection process, or were late for or failed qualifying or race inspection.

Penalties assessed include 15-minute car holds during this weekend’s practices at Dover (Sprint Cup and Xfinity) and Las Vegas (Trucks), as well as written warnings.

Here’s how the penalties break down:

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:

* The No. 4 Chevrolet (driver: Kevin Harvick) failed laser inspection three times in pre-qualifying and twice in race inspection. Penalty: two written warnings and a 15-minute practice hold at Dover.

* The No. 62 Ford (driver: Timmy Hill) was late to qualifying inspection. Penalty: 15-minute practice hold at Dover.

* The No. 2 Ford (driver: Brad Keselowski) failed qualifying inspection. Penalty: written warning.

* The No. 17 Ford (driver: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) failed qualifying inspection. Penalty: written warning.

* The No. 7 Chevrolet (driver: Alex Bowman) was late to race inspection. Penalty: 15-minute practice hold.

NASCAR Xfinity Series:

* The No. 3 Chevrolet (driver: Ty Dillon) failed laser inspection too many times. Penalty: Written warning.

* The No. 25 Chevrolet (driver: Dylan Lupton) failed laser inspection too many times. Penalty: Written warning.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series:

* The No. 44 RAM (driver: Josh Reaume) was late to inspection. Penalty: 15-minute practice hold.

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