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Busted: NASCAR Issues Warnings To 4 Teams After Michigan

Written warnings are a new phenomenon in NASCAR in 2015.

Four written warnings were issued by NASCAR following the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway, raising the total amount of warnings issues since the April 19 race at Bristol Motor Speedway to 44.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s No. 88 team was given a warning for failing pre-race inspection too many times. The team went through pre-race inspection three times last Sunday before being given the okay to race.

Three other teams received warnings after issues going through pre-qualifying inspection. Two of those teams came from the Joe Gibbs Racing stable, when Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards‘s teams went through pre-qualifying inspection more than two times. Josh Wise‘s No.98 Premium Motorsports team was given a warning after having similar issues.

All four teams will lose 15 minutes of practice time at Sonoma Raceway next weekend in addition to the written warnings. Teams that receive written warnings in consecutive weekends or twice in the same weekend will receive a P1 penalty.

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Clayton has been writing NASCAR for the last seven years and has followed the sport for as long as he can remember. He's a Jersey boy with dreams of hoping one day to take his style south and adding a different kind of perspective to auto racing.

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Can anyone tell the point of these “warnings”? I mean of it takes a team all afternoon to get through tech and they miss practice then isn’t that on them? Add to that we’ve seen that all warnings are not created equal in NASCAR’s eyes so I’m really lost at what NASCAR is thinking with this warning process.


Chris, Did you hear that? The rules just changed. Wait, there it is again.

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