Jimmie Johnson to start at rear for unapproved adjustments

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson‘s bid for a record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup championship will¬†have a more challenging path after NASCAR placed him at the back of the 40-car field.

Johnson was to have started 14th but was moved to the back of the field for unapproved adjustments. NBC Sports’ Mike Massaro reported that a NASCAR official told him that the team had to fix the A-post after manipulating it after going through inspection.

Today’s race can be seen on NBC.

NBCSN is showing the title contenders during the race.