NASCAR issues warnings to three Sprint Cup teams, four truck teams from Talladega
NASCAR issued warnings to multiple Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series teams following last weekend’s action at Talladega Superspeedway.
The No. 5 (Kasey Kahne) and No. 78 (Martin Truex Jr.) Sprint Cup teams were issued written warnings for failing the Laser Inspection Station twice during prerace inspection for the Hellmann’s 500. It was the fourth warning for both, meaning loss of pit stall selection. Those penalties were served in Talladega.
The No. 32 (Bobby Labonte) team was issued a written warning for failing template inspection twice during pre-race inspection. That penalty also resulted in a fourth warning that was served at Talladega.
Lastly, the No. 47 (AJ Allmendinger) team was issued their first written warning, also for failing prerace template inspection.
There was no penalty or fine for Truex’s team after NASCAR confiscated the left-front jack bolt from the No. 78 during qualifying. At the time, NASCAR officials said the jack bolt did not meet required specifications.
In the Truck Series, the No. 44 (Tommy Joe Martins) team was issued its first written warning for failing height and weight measurement inspection three times during prerace inspection. The team also will lose 15 minutes of practice time this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
The No. 02 (Dylan Lupton), No. 19 (Daniel Hemric), and No. 29 (Tyler Reddick) teams were issued written warnings for failing height and weight measurements twice during prerace inspection.