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Truex, Jr. has engineer ejected for inspection failures

The Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. failed pre-qualifying inspection twice at Michigan International Speedway, resulting in the ejection of a crewmember [team engineer].

The violation came just before Saturday’s Busch Pole Qualifying for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 (2 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM) at the 2-mile track. In addition to the removal of a team engineer, Truex’s No. 19 team will also forfeit 15 minutes of practice time in the series’ next race, scheduled June 23 at Sonoma Raceway.