Failures cost Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson, William Byron top 10 spots


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.

Click here for the updated starting lineup after prerace inspection.

Also dropping to the rear Sunday are Kyle Larson (backup car), Chase Elliott (backup) and Bubba Wallace (engine change).

The first two rows for Sunday’s race all passed inspection, starting with pole-sitter Kevin Harvick.