NASCAR: Elliott, Harvick and 3 others have team members ejected in LV

The teams of Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick were among five teams that had a crew member ejected and lost pit selection for failing pre-qualifying inspection multiple times ahead of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX) at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Harvick, No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Elliott, the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford of Harrison Burton, the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford of Todd Gilliland and the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet of Josh Bilicki were the five teams with inspection infractions.

Car chiefs Robert Smith (No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford), Matt Barndt (No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet), Cody Sauls (No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford), Tony Manzer (No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford) and engineer Nicholas Sowa (No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet) were the crew members ejected.

Kevin Harvick (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The following cars failed inspection twice and had the below listed crew member ejected and will lose pit selection:
No. 4 – Car Chief, Robert Smith
No. 9 – Car Chief, Matt Barndt
No. 21 – Car Chief, Cody Sauls
No. 38 – Car Chief, Tony Manzer
No. 77 – Engineer, Nicholas Sowa


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