Eleven cars, including five that had qualified in the top eight spots, failed inspection at Kansas Speedway. All 11 drivers had their qualifying times disallowed and will start at the rear of the field for tonight’s race. Each team also lost their pit stall selection.
The cars that failed once included those of Aric Almirola, who had qualified second, and his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Daniel Suarez, who had qualified fourth. Sixth-place qualifier Martin Truex Jr. – who won from the rear last weekend at Dover – also had his car fail.
The rest of the one-time failures were Ty Dillon (had qualified 15th), Michael McDowell (23rd), Landon Cassill (25th), Joey Gase (39th), and Timmy Hill (39th).
Three cars failed twice, which resulted not only in having their times disallowed and lose of pit stall selection but the ejection of their car chiefs.
The cars that failed were: Chase Elliott’s (had qualified fifth), Kyle Larson (eighth), and Joey Logano (20th).
Under the enhanced weekend schedule, inspection for the Digital Ally 400 was held Saturday afternoon, serving as both post-qualifying and pre-race inspection.
Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer will now start on the front row. The race is scheduled to go green after 7:30 p.m. ET.