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June 18, 2021

Gray, Gilliland assessed points penalty after pre-qualifying inspection failure at Nashville

Todd Gilliland Nashville Superspeedway
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Two teams were penalized during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pre-qualifying inspection at Nashville Superspeedway before Friday night’s Rackley Roofing 200 (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

The No. 15 DGR-Crosley Ford of Tanner Gray and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports Ford of Todd Gilliland failed Sections 20.4.2a; 20.4.b; 20:4:1b; 20.20.a (body part did not meet NASCAR rule specifications) of the NASCAR Rule Book.

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As a result, both crew chiefs have been ejected — Seth Smith for the No. 15 team (Jacob Hampton will fill in) and Chris Lawson for the No. 38 entry (Gilliland’s father, David, will take over). Gray and Gilliland will also drop to the rear of the field for the series’ first race at the 1.33-mile track since 2011.

In addition to the immediate race consequences, both teams have lost 25 owner and driver points, respectively, for 2021. Gilliland already has a win in hand, where as Gray is in a points battle to try and reach the 10-driver Playoffs.