NASCAR issues warnings to 16 Sprint Cup teams for inspection issues at Michigan

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NASCAR issued warnings to 16 teams for inspection issues last weekend at Michigan International Speedway . Four teams will lose 15 minutes of practice at Sonoma Raceway, the next Sprint Cup Series event.

Last weekend marked the debut of NASCAR’s lower downforce package, which is scheduled to be run again next month at Kentucky Speedway.

Teams lose their pit stall pick after every fourth warning.

The Sprint Cup teams that failed the Laser Inspection Station three times before qualifying at Michigan and will lose practice time at Sonoma are:

Brad Keselowski‘s Team Penske team, which received its second warning.

Greg Biffle‘s Roush Fenway Racing team, which received its first warning.

David Ragan‘s BK Racing team, which received its second warning.

Michael Annett‘s HScott Motorsports team, which received its second warning.

Other Sprint Cup teams that received warnings at Michigan:

Clint Bowyer‘s HScott Motorsports team received its first warning after failing the Laser Inspection Station twice before the Sprint Cup race.

Brian Scott‘s Richard Petty Motorsports team received its third warning after failing the Laser Inspection Station twice before qualifying.

Jeffrey Earnhardt‘s Go Fas Racing team received its second warning after failing the Laser Inspection Station twice before qualifying.

Martin Truex Jr.‘s Furniture Row Racing team received its first warning after failing the Laser Inspection Station twice before qualifying.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s Hendrick Motorsports team received its first warning after failing the Laser Inspection Station twice before qualifying.

Tony Stewart‘s Stewart-Haas Racing team received its second warning after failing template inspection twice before qualifying.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.‘s Roush Fenway Racing team received its second warning after failing template inspection twice before qualifying.

Chase Elliott‘s Hendrick Motorsports team received its second warning after failing template inspection twice before qualifying.

A.J. Allmendinger‘s JTG Daugherty Racing team received its second warning after failing template inspection twice before qualifying.

Chris Buescher‘s Front Row Motorsports team received its first warning after failing template inspection twice before qualifying.

Kurt Busch‘s Stewart-Haas Racing team received its first warning after failing template inspection twice before qualifying.

Cole Whitt‘s Premium Motorsports team received its first warning after failing template inspection twice before qualifying.

Truex’s team received its fourth warning after failing template inspection twice before qualifying and lost its choice of pit stalls for last weekend’s race. It’s warning total reset after this.