No. 20 NXS car penalized after failing post-race inspection

One NASCAR XFINITY Series crew chief was fined $5,000 while three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams received warnings as a result of issues from last weekend's NASCAR races at Phoenix International Raceway.

The penalties were announced Wednesday by NASCAR.

Chris Gabehart, crew chief for Erik Jones and the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota team in the XFINITY Series, was fined for failing post-race inspection following Jones' runner-up finish in Saturday's Axalta 200 at PIR. The car failed to meet the required rear toe measurements. The infraction is a P2 level penalty.

Gabehart served as race engineer for the JGR No. 11 Sprint Cup Series entry for driver Denny Hamlin before being named crew chief of the No. 20 prior to the start of the 2016 season.

In the Sprint Cup Series, the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford with driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., will forfeit 15 minutes of practice time Friday at Auto Club Speedway and the team received its first written warning this season after requiring more than three attempts to pass the Laser Inspection Station (LIS) during pre-race inspection prior to the Good Sam 500 at PIR.

The No. 78 Toyota of Furniture Row Racing with driver Martin Truex Jr. received its second written warning of the season for failing the LIS twice during pre-race inspection.

The No. 38 of Front Row Motorsports with driver Landon Cassill also collected its second warning after failing template inspection twice during pre-qualifying inspection.

Also, the No. 21 XFINITY Series GMS Racing entry with Spencer Gallagher failed the LIS three times during pre-race inspection and in addition to receiving a warning, the team will be docked 15 minutes of practice time at its next event.

Vehicles that fail either pre-qualifying or pre-race inspection twice receive a written warning. Those failing a station three times lose 15 minutes of practice and receive a warning.

After receiving four warnings, a team forfeits its opportunity for pit stall selection, either at that event if pit selection hasn't taken place or at the next event if pit stall selection has been completed.

Once a team has forfeited its pit selection as a result of a fourth warning, its total is reset to zero. nascar media

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