By AMANDA VINCENT
Three Sprint Cup Series teams — including the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet team of Kevin Harvick, the No. 62 Premium Motorsports Ford team of Timmy Hill and the No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet team of Alex Bowman — were all docked 15 minutes of practice time at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in preparation for Sunday’s AAA 400 because of inspection rules infractions last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
The No. 4 team failed laser inspection three times during pre-qualifying inspection and twice during pre-race inspection. Penalties for Harvick’s team also included two written warnings.
Hill’s team was penalized because it was late to qualifying inspection. Meanwhile, Bowman’s No. 6 team was late to pre-race inspection.
The No. 2 Team Penske Ford team of Brad Keselowski and the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford team of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. were each handed written warnings. Both warnings were results of failed pre-qualifying inspections.
In the NASCAR Xfinity Series, scheduled to race Saturday at Dover, the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team of Ty Dillon and the No. 25 Athenian Motorsports team of Dylan Lupton received written warnings for failing laser inspection too plany times a week ago at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. The No.. 25 team isn’t entered for Saturday’s Xfinity Series team and the team doesn’t plan to enter the car in the near feature, instead opting to focus its efforts on NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition.
In the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, scheduled to race Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the No. 44 Ram owned by Margaret Lind was penalized 15 minutes of practice time in its next race weekend because the truck was late to inspection last weekend at New Hampshire.
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