Twelve NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers/teams won’t get as much practice time at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, according to a report from the Motor Racing Network, because they were late getting in line for qualifying inspection last weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Team penalized 15 minutes include the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet (driver Kyle Larson), No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota (Clint Bowyer), No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet (Ryan Newman), No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.), No. 40 Hillman Racing Chevrolet (Landon Cassill), No. 26 Swan Racing Toyota (Cole Whitt), No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet (Michael Annett), No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet (Martin Truex Jr.), No. 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet (Reed Sorenson), No. 30 Swan Racing Toyota (Parker Kligerman), No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota (Matt Kenseth) and the No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing Ford (Carl Edwards).
Practice is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET on Friday. Those aforementioned penalized teams and drivers won’t be allowed to make practice laps until 15 minutes after their cars are ready. The 15-minute penalty clock will begin for each car after it is ready for practice, not when practice begins.
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