Two cars fail inspection, will start at the rear today at Watkins Glen


WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The cars of Paul Menard and Kurt Busch each failed inspection Sunday morning, moving those drivers to the rear of the field.

NASCAR impounded cars after Saturday night’s qualifying and had post-qualifying/pre-race inspection Sunday morning. Any car that failed once had its qualifying time disallowed. Menard was to have started 14th and Busch was to have started 21st. Busch will now start 36th and Menard will start last in the 37-car field after each failed inspection once.

Today’s race is at 3 p.m. ET and is on NBC. Denny Hamlin starts from the pole and is joined on the front row by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch. Coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET with NASCAR America on NBCSN.