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NASCAR penalizes three drivers for inspection failures

The NASCAR America crew previews the Toyota 500, who the favorites are, the difficulty of the track and if Hendrick Motorsports, led by Jimmie Johnson and Alex Bowman, can bounce back in the second Cup series race.

Corey LaJoie and B.J. McLeod each will start at the rear for tonight’s Cup race at Darlington Raceway for multiple inspection failures, NASCAR announced.

Corey LaJoie was to have started 31st in the 39-car field.

Erik Jones also will go to the rear for unapproved adjustments before the race. He was to have started 13th.

McLeod was to have started 38th. He also will have to drive through pit road at the start for the inspection failures.

NASCAR also announced that Gray Gaulding and JJ Yeley will start at the rear for driver changes. With the lineup set by Sunday’s race, any different driver in the same car forces that car to go to the rear.

NASCAR stated that all drivers cleared their health screening.