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13 cars, including car on pole, to move to rear Sunday at Michigan

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BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 08: A general view of drivers and crew standing during the national anthem prior to the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 08, 2020 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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Chris Buescher, who was to have started on the pole for Sunday’s cup race at Michigan (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN), will move to the rear because he is going to a backup car.

Thirteen cars will go to the rear for the start.

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Those that will move to the rear because of backup cars: Buescher, Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Michael McDowell, Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola, Ryan Preece, John Hunter Nemechek and Cole Custer.

Brennan Poole will go to the rear because of an engine change.

Daniel Suarez and Reed Sorenson will go to the rear for two inspection failures.

Josh Bilicki will go to the rear because of a driver change (Joey Gase drove the car Saturday) and a transmission change.

Reddick was to have started third. Almirola was to have started fifth.

Once the cars go to the rear, the cars in those lanes will move up. With first, third and fifth (spots on the inside row), it means William Byron, who is seventh on the lineup, will move up to the front row and start next to Clint Bowyer.