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Chase Elliott to start at the rear at Texas

Chase Elliott explains why he thought Bristol was a perfect place for this year's All-Star Race, when he knew he had a chance to win, and why it was so special to be in front of fans again.

Chase Elliott will start at the rear for Sunday’s Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway after his car failed inspection twice before the event.

Reed Sorenson also will start at the rear for the same violation.

Elliott, who won Wednesday’s All-Star Race, was to have started eighth Sunday. Sorenson already was set to start last in the 40-car field.

NBCSN broadcasts today’s race. Pre-race coverage begins at 2 p.m. The race also can be viewed online here.

Aric Almirola will lead the field to the green flag today. Ryan Blaney joins him on the front row for the 500-mile race. Details for today’s race can be found here.