Five of the top eight cars in qualifying failed inspection Saturday afternoon and will start at the rear for tonight’s Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Eleven of the 40 cars in the field failed inspection once.
Any car that failed inspection once lost its starting spot.
Cars that failed inspection (and where they qualified): Aric Almirola (second), Daniel Suarez (fourth), Chase Elliott (fifth), Martin Truex Jr. (sixth), Kyle Larson (eighth), Ty Dillon (15th), Joey Logano (20th), Michael McDowell (23rd), Landon Cassill (25th), Joey Gase (38th) and Timmy Hill (39th).
The cars of Elliott, Logano and Larson each failed a second time. Each had their car chief ejected.
Cars were impounded after qualifying on Friday night. They went through inspection Saturday.
For some cars that qualified deeper in the field and passed inspection, they gained several spots before the green flag waved.