By AMANDA VINCENT
The No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team of six-time champion Jimmie Johnson was docked 15 minutes of practice time at Kansas Speedway on Friday as teams prepare for Saturday night’s GoBowling.com 400. The penalty came as a result of the No. 48 car failing template inspection three times before the May 1 race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Two other Sprint Cup Series teams received written warnings because of Talladega inspection issues. Both the No. 44 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford team of Brian Scot and the No. 98 Premium Motorsports Toyota team of Cole Whitt twice failed pre-race inspections last weekend.
Several Xfinity Series teams also were penalized/warned after the Talladega race weekend. The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team of Ty Dillon will be docked 15 minutes of practice time when the Xfinity Series returns to action for the May 14 race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, because the No. 3 car failed laser inspection three times. Team receiving written warnings for failing laser inspection twice each include the No. 0 team of Garrett Smithley, the No. 4 team of Ross Chastain, the No. 28 team of Dakoda Armstrong, the No. 43 team of Jeb Burton, the No. 70 team of Derrike Cope and the No. 85 team of Bobby Gerhart.
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