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Justin Allgaier’s car fails post-race inspection, expected to lose crew chief for title race

NASCAR XFINITY Series Ticket Galaxy 200 - Practice

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 10: Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR XFINITY series Ticket Galaxy 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 10, 2017 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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Justin Allgaier’s No. 7 Chevrolet failed post-race inspection after he finished 10th at Phoenix Raceway and clinched a spot in next week’s championship race.

Allgaier’s car was found to have a brake cooling hose unattached. That is a L1 infraction. The minimum penalty for it would be a 10-point deduction and a one-race suspension for crew chief Jason Burdett. The points deduction would not impact Allgaier’s placement in the championship race.

NASCAR announced after the race that the No. 7 team would be given a L1 penalty and it is likely to be those minimum standards.

This would make two years in a row that a JR Motorsports team has been without a crew chief in the championship race. Elliott Sadler lost Kevin Meendering last year to a suspension for having two unsecured lug nuts after the Phoenix race.