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Penalty Report - Charlotte

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The majority of the penalties in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as well as the NASCAR Xfinity Series came during pre-qualifying and pre-race inspection.

Paul Menard (No. 27 Chevrolet) and received a written warning for failing the laser inspection system (LIS) three times before qualifying for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He will sit out 15 minutes of practice time at Kansas. The No. 30 Chevrolet of Josh Wise failed three attempts at template inspection. Along with a written warning, he will also lose 15 minutes of practice time.

Trevor Bayne (No. 6 Ford), Regan Smith (No. 7 Chevrolet), Matt Kenseth (No. 20 Toyota), Kurt Busch (No. 41 Chevrolet), Kyle Larson (No. 42 Toyota), Martin Truex Jr. (No. 78 Toyota) and Alex Bowman (No. 88 Chevrolet) all received written warnings for failing pre-race template inspection twice.

Kenseth also failed two attempts at pre-qualifying LIS. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (No. 17 Ford), David Ragan (No. 23 Toyota), Chase Elliott (No. 24 Chevrolet), Chris Buescher (No. 34 Ford), Aric Almirola (No. 43 Ford) and Ryan Newman (No. 31 Chevrolet) all received the same infraction and a written warning. Newman served his penalty in Charlotte.

Three out of the four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers, Kevin Harvick (No. 4 Chevrolet), Danica Patrick (No. 10 Chevrolet) and Tony Stewart (No. 14 Chevrolet), failed pre-qualifying template inspection and received written warnings. Bowman was also tagged for this. Patrick served the penalty at Charlotte.

On the XFINITY side, the No. 3 Chevrolet of Ty Dillon was hit with a written warning for failing LIS twice during pre-race inspection for the Drive For the Cure 300.

Katie Williams

Coming off the ranch, I didn’t have a motorsports background but my passion was and still is very strong. My first taste of NASCAR came at the age of seven while waiting for music videos to come on the old TNN network. As I grew up, I pursued other interest but eventually rediscovered cars going left when I found the SPEED channel during the 2011-2012 offseason.

I didn’t decide I wanted to pursue a career in NASCAR until the summer of 2012. I’m not a wrench head or strong enough for a pit crew so media was the next best thing. At the beginning of 2013, I started going to races and making connections within the sport. I also studied Motorsports Management at Sports Management Worldwide. Although I love what happens on the track, I’ve always been interested in what goes on behind the scenes and I’ve gotten to know many people throughout the radio, TV and digital media world.

While I’m a long time writer, 2015 was my first year actually covering the sport with . I also became a media correspondent for Raceline. I’ve been able to help the TV show gain recognition on social media. My current goal is to acquire more experience in covering NASCAR and move up the media ladder. Outside of motorsports, I have been an equine-sports statistician for 16 years.

I currently reside in Gillette, WY where I’m still involved with horses. I enjoy riding them, rodeo, swimming, traveling and meeting people.

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