Eight Cup teams to lose practice time at Pocono
Points leader Martin Truex Jr. will lose 45 minutes of the combined 1 hour, 45 minutes of practice time Cup teams have Saturday at Pocono Raceway.
His team is among eight that will lose practice time because of inspection issues last weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Truex will miss 15 minutes in the opening practice for being late to inspection before last weekend’s race . He also will miss 30 minutes of the 50-minute final practice session for failing inspection before the race at Indy three times.
Truex’s teammate, rookie Erik Jones, will miss 15 minutes of the final practice for failing pre-race inspection twice at Indy.
Rookie Daniel Suarez will miss a combined 30 minutes of practice Saturday. He’ll miss 15 minutes in the opening practice for being late to pre-race inspection at Indy. He’ll miss 15 minutes of the final practice for failing pre-race inspection twice at Indianapolis.
Also missing 15 minutes of practice in Saturday’s opening session for being late to inspection at Indy are: Clint Bowyer, Corey LaJoie, Landon Cassill, Cole Whitt and Michael McDowell.