Justin Haley will not be allowed to qualify after inspection failures

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RICHMOND, Va. – Justin Haley will start at the back of the 37-car field in Sunday’s Cup race at Richmond Raceway because his car failed inspection three times Friday.

He will not be allowed to qualify to qualify and must serve a pass-through penalty after the start of the race. Haley’s team also had a crew member ejected and lost its pit stall selection.

Greg Biffle also will not be allowed to qualify after failing inspection three times. Biffle’s team completed inspection Saturday morning. Biffle also will have to serve a pass-through penalty at the start of the race, has a crew member ejected and lost pit stall section.

The cars of Chris Buescher, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Bubba Wallace and AJ Allmendinger each failed twice. Each team had a crew member ejected and lost its pit stall selection.

Ejected were:

  • Ryan Chism, car chief for Dillon’s team
  • Andy Suess, car chief for Allmendinger’s team
  • Josh Sisco, car chief for Buescher’s team
  • Zach Marquardtm car chief for Wallace’s team
  • Joe Gwilt, car chief for Stenhouse’s team
  • Jaron Antley, car chief for Haley’s team
  • Nick Ollila, engineer for Biffle’s team

Cup qualifying is from 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET Saturday. The Cup race is at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.