It appears several drivers will miss all or some of the remaining practice session leading up to the First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
According to NBC Sports, three of the seven — Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, and Chase Elliott — are still alive in the hunt for a Monster Energy Cup Championship. They will miss the first 15 minutes of the final practice due to “multiple inspection failures.” Ty Dillon will miss the first 30 minutes.
While not playoff drivers, Danica Patrick, Matt Kenseth, and Chris Buescher will be held for the entirety.
There are two practice sessions on Saturday, with qualifying to be held on Sunday at noon prior to the race, which begins at 3 p.m.