Kurt Busch takes a lap during practice at Talladega.
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No. 1 car fails inspection twice, car chief ejected before Talladega race

NASCAR ejected Ryan Bergenty, the car chief for Kurt Busch in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, after the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet failed OSS (Optical Scanning Station) inspection twice on Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. The team will also incur a 15-minute hold in practice next weekend at Dover International Speedway.

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The No. 1 passed inspection on the third time through as cars will be impounded after Saturday’s Busch Pole Qualifying and released before Sunday’s GEICO 500 (2 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Busch is seventh in the Monster Energy Series standings entering Sunday’s race. He has six top-10 finishes and three top-five finishes in the first nine races.