NASCAR Cup: warnings issued after Talladega Superspeedway
By AMANDA VINCENT
On Wednesday NASCAR issued its weekly penalty/warning report, detailing written warnings handed out as a result of inspection issues during the race weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway that included the Fred’s 250 Camping World Truck Series race on Oct. 22 and the Hellmann’s 500 Sprint Cup Series race on Oct. 23. Four Sprint Cup teams received warnings, while four Truck Series teams were given written warnings.
At the Cup level, the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team of Kasey Kahne and the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota team of Martin Truex Jr. received warnings for twice failing pre-race laser inspection. Meanwhile, the No. 32 Go FAS Racing Ford team that had Jeffrey Earnhardt as its driver at Talladega and the No. 47 JTG-Daugherty Chevrolet team of A.J. Allmendinger received written warnings for twice failing pre-race template inspection.
In the Truck Series, the No. 44 Martins Motorsports Chevrolet of driver Tommy Joe Martins received a written warning and was docked 15 minutes of practice time for failing pre-race heights and weights inspection three times. The practice penalty will be served at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in preparation for Saturday’s race there. The No. 02 Young’s Motorsports Chevrolet team with Dylan Lupton as driver at Talladega, the Brad Keselowski Racing Ford team of Daniel Hemric and the No. 29 Brad Keselowski Racing Ford team of Tyler Reddick received written warnings for twice failing pre-race heights and weights inspection.
The Xfinity Series did not race last weekend.