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NASCAR Cup: number of cars in penalty box at Dover International Speedway swells to 13

By AMANDA VINCENT

In all, 13 teams have lost time in final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice Saturday at Dover (Del.) International Speedway as teams prepare for Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400. Final practice took the green flag at e1 p.m. ET.

Michael McDowell is being sidelined for the entire practice session, because his No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Chevrolet failed pre-qualifying inspection four times Friday. He becomes the second driver to lose an entire practice session because of multiple inspection failures. Joey Logano was the first last weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.

As previously reported, the teams of Kasey Kahne, Brett Moffitt and Ross Chastain lost 15 minutes of practice because their cars twice failed pre-race inspection last weekend at NHMS. The teams of Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost 30 minutes of Dover final practice — 15 minutes for twice failing pre-race inspection at New Hampshire, and another 15 minutes for failing pre-qualifying inspection at Dover twice Friday.

The No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford team of Clint Bowyer and the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet team of Kyle Larson also lost 30 minutes of Saturday’s practice because their cars failed Dover pre-qualifying inspection three times each.

Also losing 15 minutes of final practice in Dover for two failures in pre-qualifying inspection at DIS include the No. 77 and No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota teams of Erik Jones and Martin Truex Jr., the No. 3 and No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet teams of Austin Dillon and Ryan Newman, and the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford team of Matt DiBenedetto.

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