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NASCAR issues warnings to 11 Sprint Cup teams, docks Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth practice time

Food City 500 - Practice

BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 15: View of the NASCAR logo during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 15, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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NASCAR announced Wednesday night that Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth each will be docked 15 minutes of practice time next week at Darlington Raceway for inspection issues at Bristol Motor Speedway. They were among 11 Sprint Cup teams issued warnings.

Warnings were given to:

  • Busch’s team for failing pre-race inspection four times.
  • Kenseth’s team for failing pre-race inspection two times plus being late to inspection.
  • The teams of Jeff Gordon, Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Travis Kvapil and Timmy Hill for failing pre-qualifying inspection twice.
  • The teams of Landon Cassill, Matt DiBenedetto, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin for being late to the inspection line.

NASCAR recently streamlined its warning structure. NASCAR’s Rule Book states that for every fourth warning a team receives in a season it will result in the loss of pit selection. Warnings can not be appealed.

The new system began earlier this month.

Previously receiving a warning under the new system were the teams Dale Earnhardt Jr., Paul Menard, Josh Wise, AJ Allmendinger and Brad Keselowski.

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