Cody Ware, No. 51 Team Fail Pre-qualifying Inspection Three Times

The No. 51 Rick Ware Racing Ford failed Saturday’s pre-qualifying inspection three times, drawing multiple penalties from NASCAR Cup Series officials at Sonoma Raceway.

NASCAR officials will not allow driver Cody Ware to participate in Saturday’s Busch Pole Qualifying , putting the No. 51 at the back of the field for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350. Ware will also have to serve a pass-through penalty at the soonest opportunity after Sunday’s green flag. NASCAR also ejected No. 51 engineer Steve Gray for the remainder of the weekend.