Homestead-Miami is the final race of the NASCAR season and unlike some recent election results, NASCAR officials do not want to make fans and drivers wait for three or four days to learn the results of the races…or post inspection penalties.
As a result, NASCAR has changed the inspection process after the races. The initial, pre-qualifying, and pre-race inspections will proceed as usual for the Camping World Truck, Xfinity, and Monster Energy Cup Series during the racing weekend.
The change will come in the in depth post race inspection that usually takes place at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, North Carolina will take place at the track once the race is complete. The post race inspection process will take two to two and a half hours to complete.
NASCAR has a no tolerance policy when it comes to rules infractions and ensures the rules are followed properly with the various inspection procedures. Fans and drivers will know within a few hours of the championship races whether or not there were any rules infractions that would alter the championship or race results.
NASCAR has planned a meeting with all 12 championship teams to ensure they are aware of the rules.