By AMANDA VINCENT
Four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams received written warnings after needing to go through inspection during many times during last weekend’s Axalta We Paint Winners 400 race weekend at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., according to a report from NASCAR.com.
Those four teams included the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team of driver Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus. the No. 48 team recently successfully appealed a penalty that resulted from two written warnings on consecutive weekends, the second of those because the team needed to go through inspection too many times during the Coca-Cola 600 race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. The No. 48 team will be docked 15 minutes of practice time this weekend at Michigan International Speedway as teams prepare for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at the track.
The No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports team of Sam Hornish Jr, the No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing team of Danica Patrick and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports team of driver David Gilliland were also recipients of written warnings from NASCAR for going through inspection too many times last weekend at Pocono. The No. 9 team was warned for going through the inspection process too many times before the Pocono race, while the No. 10 and No. 38 teams had to go through too many times before qualifying at Pocono.
The warning was the second of the year for the No. 10 team, but the first since the Daytona 500 in late February. Still, the No. 10, like the No. 48, was docked 15 minutes of practice time at Michigan.
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