— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 17, 2016
NASCAR announced that Jimmie Johnson’s #48 car for the Daytona 500 has failed opening day inspection on Friday. Officials announced that unapproved modifications to the C-Post on the car were discovered. The parts in question were taken by officials and the team was allowed to repair the damage in time for Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday. Any penalties handed down by NASCAR to crew chief Chad Knaus or any other member of the 48 team will be announced after the Daytona 500.
Note: The C-Post is the rear pillar on the car where the shark-fin is connected. Pictured with the Quaker State sticker on it.