NASCAR teams worrying about multiple inspection violations leading to a penalty could breathe easy Wednesday. However, while there were no written warnings for this past weekend’s races in Iowa and Pocono, changes are in store. The Sprint Cup Series announced they were fully revamping the warning system going forward.
Instead of penalizing teams for receiving written warnings on consecutive weekends, hitting them with a P1 penalty and variable penalty options, NASCAR instead will focus on warnings throughout the year. If a team receives four warnings, they will lose pit selection in the next race. If the fourth warning occurs during pre-qualifying tech, they will lose pit selection for that race.
Every fourth violation afterwards will carry the same penalty. The warnings are not appealable.
NASCAR announced all teams will start the new system at zero.