BRISTOL, Tennessee – Kasey Kahne will start from the rear of tonight’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol after changing a flat right-rear tire.
NASCAR requires teams to start a race on the tires they qualified on. Only the flat tire was changed.
The tire change negates Kahne qualifying third for tonight’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBC). It was his best qualifying effort of the season.
Kahne’s previous best qualifying spot was fourth for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.