By AMANDA VINCENT
The No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team (driver: Jimmie Johnson) and the No. 51 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet team (driver: Justin Allgaier) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series both were penalized by NASCAR for receiving written warnings two consecutive race weekends — the May 16 Sprint All-Star Race weekend and the May 24 Coca-Cola 600 race weekend, both at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Both teams were assessed P1 penalties by NASCAR, according to an announcement from the sanctioning body on Wednesday. The No. 48 and 51 teams will be the last two teams to make pit selections at the upcoming Dover International Speedway race weekend, regardless of where they qualify.
In its penalty announcement, NASCAR cited section 188.8.131.52 (Warnings and P1 penalty options: b. Multiple warnings issued to the same member or team will result in one or more P1 penalties; c. If the same team receives two warnings during the same event or two warnings during two consecutive events, whether the events are championship or non-championship, then this may result in one or more … P1 penalties at NASCAR’s discretion) of the 2015 NASCAR rule book.
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