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Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth Among Drivers and Teams Penalized After Bristol

NASCAR issued warnings to 11 teams following the 2015 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will lose 15 minutes of practice time for next Sunday’s race due to multiple infractions during inspection. Busch’s team failed pre-race inspection four times and Kenseth’s team failed pre-race inspection twice and was also late to inspection.

Five other teams received warnings for failing pre-race inspection twice, including the teams of Jeff Gordon, eventual race winner Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Travis Kvapil and Timmy Hill.

Four other teams received warnings for being late to pre-race inspection: Landon Cassill, Matt DiBenedetto, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin.

Warning are issued for teams who fail inspection, and for every fourth warning, NASCAR will take away a team’s pit stall selection.

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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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There could be dire consequences for Bowman, Kvapil, Hill, Cassill and DiBennedetto. The other six, not so much.


15 minutes loss of practice???, oh how will they ever recover…but, shouldn’t be a surprise its typical. What an embarrassment and farce Nascar has become. Everybody is a cry baby, no consistency, especially in penalties. Same kinda people running Nascar are the same kinda people running the country, no wonder it’s screwed up. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to say Nascar racing, it’s iroc racing. Oops, I should not get on a rant, I might get flagged for debris. In closing, may I say kudos to indy car, for not learning a dam thing from the past and have the drivers head exposed, why were there no tethers on the nose cones…are you serious

Tom B

A couple of weeks ago I saw an oil drain pan come out from underneath a car in a NASCAR race. How did that make it through inspection undetected?

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