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Hamlin Receives Written Warning at Martinsville

The list of infractions NASCAR had to deal with during the Martinsville weekend was one of the shortest of the season to date. Denny Hamlin‘s No. 11 FedEx team was issued a written warning for failing template inspection twice prior to qualifying. This was the team’s third written warning, but will not result in any significant penalty. Hamlin will enter next weekend’s AAA Texas 500 second in points.

Two other teams were nicked by NASCAR during the inspection process, as the No. 6 of Trevor Bayne, who on Wednesday, re-signed with Roush Fenway Racing and sponsor AdvoCare, failed the laser inspection station twice prior to the race. The 2011 winner of the Daytona 500, will not receive any formal penalty.

The No. 93 of Matthew DiBenedetto failed the laser inspection station three times prior to qualifying.The third failure will cost the No. 93 BK Racing team (with Ryan Ellis at the wheel) 15 minutes of practice time at next weekend’s AAA Texas 500.

There were no warnings or penalties of any kind in the Camping World Truck Series garage.

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Biff Baynehouse

Nascar green initiative: “dual-use” inspection “warning letters” to also serve as party wrapping on surprise lolli-pop gift baskets! Hip-hip-hooray! You failed inspection again!


I’m sure Hamlin is losing sleep over the “warning.” Such is life in Brian’s World.

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