Four cars fail inspection, will start at the rear at Dover

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Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman, Ryan Preece and Matt Tifft will start at the rear of the field after their cars each failed inspection Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

Each team had a crew member ejected and will lose practice time next weekend at Kansas Speedway. Tifft also must serve a pass-through penalty after taking the green flag at the start of the race.

The cars of Bowman, Truex and Preece failed inspection twice. Tifft’s car failed inspection three times.

The teams of Bowman and Truex each had an engineer ejected. Preece’s team had its car chief ejected. The different crew members ejected were related to areas those cars failed inspection. All three teams will be docked 15 minutes of practice at Kansas.

Tifft’s team had its engineer ejected and will lose 30 minutes of practice time at Kansas.

Bowman was to have started fifth Sunday. Truex was to have started 13th. Preece was to have started 29th. Tifft was to have started 32nd in the 37-car field.