19 Cup cars to miss part of final practice at Talladega for inspection issues

Dustin Long
NBC Sports

CONCORD, North Carolina — Nineteen Cup teams will miss at least 15 minutes of practice in next week’s final session at Talladega SuperSpeedway for inspection issues, NASCAR announced.

Teams were to have served the penalties Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway but rain washed out the final practice session.

NASCAR stated that teams that must miss 15 minutes of practice are those of Austin Dillon, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, Clint Bowyer, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Busch, Daniel Suarez, Gray Gaulding, Chris Buescher, Jimmie Johnson and Michael McDowell

Teams that will be forced to miss 30 minutes of practice time are those of Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne, Trevor Bayne, Chase Elliott, Matt DiBenedetto, Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The cars of McMurray, DiBenedetto, Gaulding and Earnhardt were penalized 15 minutes each for failing inspection before last weekend’s race at Dover twice.

The cars of Kahne, Bayne, Elliott and Truex were penalized 30 minutes each for failing inspection three times before last weekend’s race at Dover.

The cars of Bowyer, Harvick, Dillon, McDowell, Patrick, Suarez, Stenhouse, McMurray, Johnson, DiBenedetto, Earnhardt, Busch and Buescher were penalized 15 minutes each for failing qualifying inspection twice Friday at Charlotte.

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