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NASCAR warns teams of Jimmie Johnson, Brian Scott, Cole Whitt for inspection failures

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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The Sprint Cup teams of Jimmie Johnson, Brian Scott and Cole Whitt received warnings Wednesday for prerace inspection failures Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

Johnson’s No. 48 Chevrolet also was docked 15 minutes of practice this weekend at Kansas Speedway for failing template inspection three times.

Whitt’s No. 98 Toyota failed template inspection twice, and Scott’s No. 44 Ford failed the laser inspection system twice.

It’s the second warning for each of the teams. A fourth cumulative warning results in loss of pit stall for the next race.