Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick miss practice time at Martinsville

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Because of inspection failures, two championship contenders were docked time Saturday in the first practice session of the Cup weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

Kevin Harvick will miss the final 30 minutes of practice for failing inspection three times at Kansas Speedway. Harvick failed to make a qualifying attempt for the Oct. 20 race because of the failures.

Martin Truex Jr. will miss the final 15 minutes of practice after failing inspection twice at Kansas.

The 50-minute practice at Martinsville will begin at 9:05 a.m. ET. There will be another 50-minute practice at noon ET. Qualifying for Sunday’s race will begin at 4:35 p.m. ET.