The lineup for Sunday’s race will be based off last year’s owner points.
But following inspection failures, three Toyotas – Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell and Denny Hamlin – will have to start from the rear. The failures resulted in L1 level penalties, with each team losing 10 driver and owner points.
Busch would have started first and Hamlin fourth if not for the penalty. Bell would have started 22nd.
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AND: The No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet of Chase Elliott failed pre-qualifying inspection twice at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
As a result, car chief Matt Barndt has been ejected for the weekend. Elliott will also lose 15 minutes of practice time next weekend at Auto Club Speedway.
The No. 9 car passed inspection on its third try, meaning Elliott avoided having to start from the rear in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube.