The Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was showered by controversy by restarts, however that wasn’t the only news to come out of the race as NASCAR has handed out warnings to several teams following the event.
Kevin Harvick‘s No. 4 team has been docked 15 minutes of practice time for this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway for failing to pass pre-qualifying inspection three times and pre-race inspection twice. The No. 4 would eventually pass inspection, but will be deducted time. Harvick finished 21st in the event after running out of fuel while leading in the closing stages.
Two other teams have also been docked 15 minutes of practice time: the No. 7 team of driver Alex Bowman and the No. 62 team of driver Timmy Hill. Both of those teams arrived late to qualifying and race inspection.
Following an altercation between Brian Scott and Darrell Wallace Jr. in the Xfinity Series last weekend at Kentucky, Wallace has been placed on probation through Dec. 31, along with Scott wife’s Whitney. The bus driver for the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing team, Brian Allen, has been suspended from NASCAR indefinitely due to his role in the altercation.
All three violated sections 12.1 and 7.5 of the NASCAR Xfinity Series rulebook. The altercation came from an incident which loosened Wallace’s wheel after contact with Scott’s car. The altercation proceeded and even continued on twitter later on in the night.
Additionally, the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team and the No. 25 Athenian Motorsports team have received written warnings for failing to pass inspection too many times last weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
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