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No. 18 Xfinity team penalized at Daytona, car chief ejected


NASCAR has issued the Xfinity Series No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team a pre-race inspection fraction Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

The No. 18 JGR Toyota, driven by reigning Riley Herbst, was found with an improperly mounted ballast.

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The at-track penalty for this infraction is the following: Car chief John Egbert Jr. has been ejected. Herbst, who was support to start 10th, will have to start from the rear of the field and serve a pass-through penalty after the field has taken the green flag. NASCAR will announce any further penalties this upcoming week.

Three cars failed pre-race inspection twice: The No. 39 Chevrolet of Ryan Sieg, the No. 47 Chevrolet of Timothy Viens and the No. 92 Chevrolet of Josh Williams all failed twice and will lose pit selection for the Xfinity Series’ next event — Sept. 5 at Darlington Raceway.

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