By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR issued written warnings to five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams as a result of inspection issues during the Nov. 6-8 race weekend at Texas Motor Speedway that culminated in Sunday’s running of the AAA Texas 500.
The No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing team of Michael McDowell were warned for failing the LASER Inspection Platform twice during pre-qualifying inspection on Nov. 6. The BK Racing team of Jeb Burton, menawhile, was warned for failing the LASER Inspection Platform during pre-race inspection on Nov. 8
The No. 52 Go FAS Racing team of Joey Gase and the Premium Motorsports team of Ryan Preece will each be docked 15 minutes of practice time on Friday at Phoenix International Raceway in preparation for Sunday’s race at the track as a result of their warnings. Gase’s team failed LASER Inspection three times during pre-qualifying inspection, while Preece’s team failed four times.
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