By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR issued its weekly penalty/warning report on Wednesday, outlining several written warnings issued to Sprint Cup Series team and one issued in the Xfinity Series during last weekend’s racing at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
In the Sprint Cup Series, the No. 30 TMG Chevrolet team of Josh Wise received a written warning for failing pre-race laser inspection at Dover three times. He also was docked 15 minutes of practice time, with that penalty carrying over to the current race weekend at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. The No. 27 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team of Paul Menard also received a written warning and was docked 15 minutes of practice time. But the No. 27 team’s penalty was a result of thrice failing pre-qualifying laser inspection at Dover. With the penalty coming earlier in the weekend, the No. 27 served its practice penalty at Dover.
Receiving written warnings for two fails each in pre-qualifying laser inspection were the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet team of Kevin Harvick, the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford team of Trevor Bayne, the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team of Carl Edwards, the No. 23 BK Racing Toyota team of David Ragan, the No. 46 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet team of Michael Annett, the No. 47 JTG-Daugherty Racing Chevrolet team of A.J. Allmendinger and the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team with Jeff Gordon behind the wheel at Dover.
The warnings issued to the Nos. 4, 46, 47 and 48 teams were the fourth written warnings for those teams. When teams are issued their fourth warnings they are penalized either by a loss of pit selection or practice time, based on the timing within a race weekend of their fourth warnings. The aforementioned teams were penalized by losses of pit selection, with those penalties served at Dover.
In the Xfinity Series, the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team of Erik Jones received a written warning for failing pre-race template inspection three times at Dover.
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend, but no written warnings or penalties were issued in that series.
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