Hamlin’s team, others issued warnings; Dale Jr., others docked practice by NASCAR

The team of Denny Hamlin (left) was issued a warning after Martinsville, while Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost practice time.

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On Friday, NASCAR finally announced the drivers and teams handed warnings this week for issues related to technical inspection last weekend at Martinsville Speedway.

The teams of Denny Hamlin and Matt DiBenedetto were each given a written warning for failing NASCAR’s LASER Inspection Platform twice during pre-qualifying inspection.

The No. 34 team of driver Brett Moffitt flunked NASCAR’s LASER Inspection Platform twice, as well — during pre-race inspection.

Of the three teams issued warnings, none is currently among the eight in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Also, NASCAR docked drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., J.J. Yeley and Timmy Hill each 15 minutes of practice time for being late to inspection at Martinsville.

In streamlining its warning system back in August, NASCAR ruled that every fourth warning a team receives would result in automatic loss of pit selection at the next event.