The No.1 NASCAR Sprint Cup car of Martin Truex Jr failed the opening day's inspection at Daytona International Speedway and the team could face penalties next week.
NASCAR has impounded the Dale Earnhardt team's car after it failed to fit the templates during scrutineering on Thursday. The roof of the car was the area under scrutiny and NASCAR will take the car to their Research and Development Centre in Concord, North Carolina.
"The cars met our templates when they left the shop, when they got down here apparently the greenhouse was too narrow for NASCAR's liking and didn't fit their templates," said DEI vice president John Story.
"We got back out of line and worked on it, beat on it as much as we could, but basically we weren't able to get it fixed."
Truex missed the first practice session after the team decided to change the engine on his back up car to have it ready for the second session of the day, but unfortunately rain forced its cancellation, meaning he will not complete any laps before Friday's qualifying.
A few weeks ago at Lowe's Motor Speedway, NASCAR impounded the two Haas CNC Racing cars for a technical violation and the team were later assessed a 150-point penalty together with hefty financial fines.
Truex is currently the top DEI driver in the standings in 14th place.