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KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - MAY 02: Michael McDowell, driver of the #34 CarParts.com Ford, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 02, 2021 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - MAY 02: Michael McDowell, driver of the #34 CarParts.com Ford, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway on May 02, 2021 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Michael McDowell, Anthony Alfredo crew chiefs ejected for inspection failures at Daytona

During pre-race inspection in the NASCAR Cup Series garage, the No. 34 and 38 cars did not conform to the NASCAR rule specifications per the following rule(s):

20.4.11.5 DECK LID EXTENSION
PART DATABASE: Deck Lid Extension
.a Only NASCAR-approved deck lid extensions, listed in the NASCAR Parts Database, will be permitted.
.b The deck lid extension must conform to the following drawing: DECK LID-DECK LID ASSEMBLY A-001-00332D-14 REV. C

As a result, the crew chief for each car has been ejected, the Nos. 34 and 38 will start from the rear for tonight’s race, and further penalties may be assessed during the upcoming week per normal NASCAR procedures.

Additionally, the #5- Kyle Larson will start from the rear due to multiple inspection failures. Larson was to start from the pole.

— NASCAR —