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NASCAR Cup: seven teams lose practice time at Chicagoland

No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Matt Kenseth (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Matt Kenseth (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

By AMANDA VINCENT

Seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers/teams, including three playoff participants, will be docked time in Saturday’s final practice session at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., as teams prepare for Sunday’s Nickelodeon Tales of the Turtles 400, the first race of the 10-race playoffs. The penalties result from inspection issues last weekend at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, prior to the Sept. 9 running of the Federated Auto Parts 400.

The No. 19 and No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota teams of Daniel Suarez and Matt Kenseth will each be docked 30 minutes of practice time Saturday. Kenseth’s car failed pre-race inspection three times at Richmond, while Suarez’s car failed pre-qualifying inspection twice and pre-race inspection twice.

The No. 5, No. 48 and No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet teams of Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.; the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford team of Aric Almirola and the No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet team of Ty Dillon  will lose 15 minutes of practice time at Chicagoland. Kahne’s car twice failed pre-race inspection at Richmond. The other four drivers’ cars failed pre-qualifying inspection twice.

Final practice is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Saturday. It will be shown live on the NBC Sports Network

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