NASCAR has ejected the car chiefs for Chase Elliott, Ty Dillon, and Austin Dillon through the Daytona 500 for repeated inspection failures before qualifying for the race.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 09: Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 9, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The drivers also were docked 15 minutes from the final Cup practice before next Sunday’s race. NASCAR has cracked down this season on inspection failures and will disqualify race-winning cars that break the rules.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 10: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Chevrolet, sits in his car during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 10, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Greg Ebert for Austin Dillon, Billy Plourde for Ty Dillon and Josh Kirk for Elliott will not be allowed to return to the garage until the next race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 09: Ty Dillon, driver of the #13 GEICO Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 9, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Austin Dillon won the Daytona 500 last season for Richard Childress Racing. Elliott, NASCAR’s most popular driver, drives for Hendrick Motorsports and Dillon races for Germain Racing.

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