NASCAR officials ejected four car chiefs Saturday after their cars failed pre-qualifying inspection twice at ISM Raceway near Phoenix.
All four cars passed inspection on their third try, but those teams will be docked 15 minutes of practice time next weekend in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The offending teams and their car chiefs (as listed on this weekendâs team rosters):
A third failure would have cost those teams their qualifying attempt in Saturdayâs session ahead of Sundayâs Bluegreen Vacations 500 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Of the four teams, Elliott is the lone playoff driver in the bunch and is in need of a win in this race to advance on to the Championship 4.