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Multiple cars fail pre-race inspection at Pocono Raceway – NASCAR

Multiple cars fail pre-race inspection at Pocono Raceway – NASCAR
28 Jul

The Nos. 3, 12, 24, 34, 32, 37 and 48 of Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney, William Byron, Michael McDowell, Corey LaJoie, Chris Buescher and Jimmie Johnson, respectively, all failed pre-race technical inspection ahead of Sunday’s Gander RV 400 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Pocono Raceway.

The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing entry failed when NASCAR Officials found the right rear of the car to be too low. Dillon’s qualifying time was disallowed, meaning he will have to forfeit his fifth-place starting spot and move to the rear of the field before the green flag.

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Johnson’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports entry also failed in the OSS inspection station. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion’s sixth-place qualifying time has been disallowed. Meanwhile, Byron’s No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports car will lose its original eighth-place starting spot.

The No. 12 Team Penske Ford of Blaney also failed and will give up the 20th starting spot, while McDowell will lose 17th after the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford failed. The No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet of Buescher will forfeit the 28th starting spot, and the No. 32 GoFas Racing Ford of Corey LaJoie gives up the 30th starting place.

Kevin Harvick’s No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford passed pre-race inspection and he will start on the pole to lead the field to the green.

This story will be updated.



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