NASCAR warns teams of Jimmie Johnson, Brian Scott, Cole Whitt for inspection failures


The Sprint Cup teams of Jimmie Johnson, Brian Scott and Cole Whitt received warnings Wednesday for prerace inspection failures Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet also was docked 15 minutes of practice this weekend at Kansas Speedway for failing template inspection three times.

Whitt’s No. 98 Toyota failed template inspection twice, and Scott’s No. 44 Ford failed the laser inspection system twice.

It’s the second warning for each of the teams. A fourth cumulative warning results in loss of pit stall for the next race.