Championship contender Chase Elliott, who was to have started on the pole for Sunday’s race at Phoenix Raceway, instead will start from the rear after his car failed inspection multiple times.
Elliott is coming off his win last weekend at Martinsville that put him in the Championship 4 round. He seeks his first title, matching what his dad did. Elliott has won two of the last four playoff races.
His appearance in the title race marks the first time since 2016 that Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet have had a car compete for the Cup championship in the season finale.
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NEWS: Chase Elliott has failed pre-race inspection twice and will start today's race at the rear of the field. pic.twitter.com/pZyE4TPSIF
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