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.