By AMANDA VINCENT
On Wednesday, NASCAR released its weekly penalty/warning report, detailing warnings issued to three Sprint Cup Series teams following the Phoenix International Raceway weekend that culminated in the March 13 running of the Good Sam 500.
After repeated issues with roof flaps that ultimately led to the one-race suspension of Cole Pearn, crew chief on the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota team of driver Martin Truex Jr., the No. 78, once again, showed up on NASCAR’s penalty/warning report. This time around, though, the team only received a written warning after failing twice in the laser inspection section during the pre-race inspection process on Sunday.
The No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford team of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. also had a hard time getting through the same portion of its pre-race inspection Sunday, but the No. 17 team failed on three attempts through the lasers in inspection. As a result, in addition to a written warning, the team also received a 15-minute practice penalty. That penalty will be served during practice leading into the March 20 Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
The othere team receiving a warning was the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford team of Landon Cassill. As a result of failing in the template portion of pre-qualifying inspection twice at PIR on March 11, the team received a written warning from NASCAR.
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