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Nine NASCAR Cup Sequence teams shed a crew member and pit range for Sunday’s Ruoff House loan 500 at Phoenix Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) right after failing pre-qualifying inspection two times on Saturday morning.
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The No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet of Tyler Reddick, the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Ford of Garrett Smithley, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Kyle Busch, the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Christopher Bell, the No. 38 Entrance Row Motorsports Ford of Todd Gilliland, the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Cole Custer, the No. 42 Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet of Ty Dillon, the No. 43 Petty GMS Motorsports Chevrolet of Erik Jones and the No. 77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet of Landon Cassill were the teams with the inspection infractions.
Car or truck main David Alexander (No. 8 RCR Chevrolet), auto main Robert Valentinsen (No. 15 RWR Ford), car or truck main Nate Bellows (No. 18 JGR Toyota), auto chief Chris Sherwood (No. 20 JGR Toyota), engineer Tony Raker (No. 38 Entrance Row Ford), auto chief Tony Cardamone (No. 41 SHR Ford), car chief Cam Strader (No. 42 Petty GMS Chevrolet), engineer Danny Efland (No. 43 Petty GMS Chevrolet) and motor vehicle chief JR Norris (No. 77 Spire Chevrolet) had been the crew users ejected.