NASCAR tosses car chiefs for 3 driv­ers be­fore Day­tona 500

The Record (Troy, NY) - - SPORTS -

DAY­TONA BEACH, FLA. >> NASCAR has ejected the car chiefs for Chase El­liott, Ty Dil­lon and Austin Dil­lon through the Day­tona 500 for re­peated in­spec­tion fail­ures be­fore qual­i­fy­ing for the race.

The driv­ers also were docked 15 min­utes from the fi­nal Cup prac­tice be­fore next Sun­day’s race. NASCAR has cracked down this sea­son on in­spec­tion fail­ures and will dis­qual­ify race-win­ning cars that break the rules.

Greg Ebert for Austin Dil­lon, Billy Plourde for Ty Dil­lon and Josh Kirk for El­liott will not be al­lowed to re­turn to the garage un­til the next race at At­lanta Mo­tor Speed­way.

Austin Dil­lon won the Day­tona 500 last sea­son for Richard Chil­dress Rac­ing. El­liott, NASCAR’s most pop­u­lar driver, drives for Hen­drick Mo­tor­sports and Dil­lon races for Ger­main Rac­ing.

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