Matt Tifft, BJ McLeod lose car chiefs, practice time for qualifying inspection failures

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The cars of Matt Tifft and BJ McLeod failed pre-qualifying inspection twice Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Tifft, who drives Front Row Motorsports’ No. 36 Ford, and McLeod, who drives Rick Ware Racing’s No. 52 Chevrolet, had their car chiefs ejected from the event for the rest of the weekend.

Both drivers also lose 15 minutes of practice time from Saturday’s final practice.