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NASCAR penalizes Sprint Cup, Xfinity teams for inspection issues at Richmond

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 Sprint Cup Series Director Richard Buck sent a memo to teams this week about receiving warnings and penalties if they did not get through inspections in a timely fashion.

NASCAR confirmed Friday that Tommy Baldwin Racing’s team with driver Alex Bowman will be penalized 15 minutes of practice time next week at Talladega Superspeedway for failing to pass pre-qualifying inspection three times.

Two Sprint Cup teams received warnings for failing to get through qualifying inspection twice. Those teams were the No. 98 car of Phil Parsons Racing (driver Josh Wise) and the No. 32 car of Go Green Racing (Joey Gase).

NASCAR also stated that seven Xfinity teams will be penalized 15 minutes of practice next week at Talladega for being late to pre-qualfying inspection. Those cars are the No. 03 car of Mike Affarano Motorsports (Johanna Long), the No. 1 car of Roush Fenway Racing (Elliott Sadler), the No. 4 car of JD Motorsports (Ross Chastain), the No. 22 car of Team Penske (Joey Logano), the No. 54 car of Joe Gibbs Racing (Erik Jones), the No. 62 car of Richard Childress Racing (Brendan Gaughan) and the No. 97 car of Obaika Racing (Peyton Sellers).

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