LONG POND, Pa. — Three Chevrolet drivers lost their top-10 starting positions after their cars failed prerace inspection Sunday morning in prerace inspection.
Austin Dillon (fifth fastest in qualifying), Jimmie Johnson (sixth) and William Byron (eighth) each had their times disallowed, which relegated them to the rear of the field behind all the cars who posted speeds in Saturday afternoon’s qualifying session.
Nine cars had their qualifying speeds negated by inspection failures Sunday morning. The cars of Michael McDowell (17th), Ryan Blaney (20th), Chris Buescher (28th), Corey LaJoie (32nd), Ross Chastain (35th) and Reed Sorenson (36th) also failed inspection.
The first two rows for Sunday’s race all passed inspection, starting with pole-sitter Kevin Harvick.