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No. 10 team’s car chief ejected after Dover pre-qualifying inspection failures

NASCAR officials ejected the car chief for the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 team after encountering issues in Friday’s pre-qualifying inspection at Dover International Speedway.

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The No. 10 Ford to be driven by Aric Almirola this weekend at the Monster Mile failed inspection twice ahead of Friday’s Busch Pole Qualifying. As a result, competition officials ejected car chief Chad Haney, sidelining him for the rest of the race weekend.

Almirola sits in a tie for 10th place with SHR teammate Clint Bowyer in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings. He was 12th-fastest in Friday’s opening practice at the 1-mile track. He later qualified seventh for Monday’s race.