At-track inspection penalty protocol
NASCAR Rule Book 10.5.2.1 (information current as of the start of the 2022 season)
Pre-Race violations are subject to penalties being assessed during the course of the Event. The severity of the infraction(s), the timing of when the infraction was detected, and the reoccurrence of the infraction(s) will determine the penalty to be assessed. The penalty for an infraction(s) found Pre-Race and/or In-Race that does not rise to a higher penalty level will be enforced during the current Event or a future Event(s).
B Penalty options are listed in the Minimum At-Track Penalty Options table and will be issued and enforced at the Series Managing Director’s sole discretion.
Table 10.5.2.1.b Minimum At-Track Penalty Options
MINIMUM AT-TRACK PENALTY OPTIONS*
|Loss of hard card||Tail of the Field|
|Loss of Practice time (current or future Event)||Lap(s) or time**|
|Loss of pit selection position||Pass-Through**|
|Crew Member ejection||Stop and Go**|
|Not permitted to make Qualifying attempt|
* Penalties are not appealable.
** The penalty must be served after the affected vehicle receives the green flag on-track and pits on the first opportunity. If the Race begins under green/yellow flag conditions, serving the penalty will not be permitted at this time.