The Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. failed pre-qualifying inspection twice at Dover International Speedway, resulting in the ejection of one of the teamâs engineers.
The violation came just before Saturdayâs Busch Pole Qualifying for Sundayâs Drydene 400 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM) at the 1-mile track. In addition to the removal of a team engineer, Truexâs No. 19 team will also forfeit 15 minutes of practice time in the seriesâ next race weekend at Talladega Superspeedway (Oct. 11-13).
Saturdayâs session serves as the final inspection before Sundayâs 400-lap, 400-miler opening race of the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. Truex won two races in the opening Round of 16 and enters Sundayâs race second in the point standings.