RICHMOND, Va. – Four cars in the top 10 and eight total failed inspection Saturday and will start at the rear for Saturday night’s Cup race at Richmond Raceway.
Jones was to have started second. Elliott was to have started seventh. Suarez was to have started ninth. Johnson was to have started 10th.
The cars of Elliott, Hamlin and Tifft each failed a second time. Each team had an engineer ejected.
The top 10 in the starting lineup will now be
1st – Kevin Harvick
2nd – Kurt Busch
3rd – Joey Logano
4th – Kyle Busch
5th – Martin Truex Jr.
6th – Austin Dillon
7th – Chris Buescher
8th – Brad Keselowski
9th – Paul Menard
10th – Kyle Larson
Each of the cars that failed inspection also give up their spot in picking pit stalls and will pick after those who passed inspection.
Inspection is continuing at the track. Check back for more updates.