NASCAR penalizes three Cup teams for inspection failures

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NASCAR announced that the cars of William Byron, Garrett Smithley and Joey Gase will start at the rear for Monday’s Cup race (3 p.m. ET on Fox) after failing pre-race inspection multiple times.

Byron’s car failed inspection twice. He will relinquish his 19th starting spot. Smithley’s car failed inspection twice. He was to have started 40th in the 40-car field.

Gase’s car failed inspection three times. Gase will start at the rear of the field (he was to have started 36th) and also must pass through pit road after the field takes the green flag.