By AMANDA VINCENT
NASCAR issued several written warnings for issues last weekend at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and docked the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet team of reigning Sprint Cup champion and Dover race winner Kevin Harvick and the No. 95 Leavine Family Racing Ford team of Michael McDowell 15 minutes of practice time at Charlotte Motor Speedway in preparation for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500.
Harvick’s team received two warnings after the New Hampshire Motor Speedway race weekend in Loudon two weekends ago for failing laser pre-qualifying inspection three times and then failing pre-race laster inspection twice. Practice was significantly abbreviated by rain at Dover last weekend.
McDowell’s penalty also was a result of inspection issues.
Written warnings were issued to two Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet teams, the No. 41 of driver Kurt Busch and the No. 14 of driver and co-owner Tony Stewart for issues with rear bumper tubing round discovered during pre-race inspection at Dover.
Written warnings also were issued to the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet team of Martin Truex Jr., the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Trevor Bayne, thie No. 26 BK Racing Toyota team of Jeb Burton and the No. 46 HScott Motorsports Chevrolet team of Michael Annett for failing pre-race laser inspection too many times last weekend at Dover.
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