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NASCAR errs in sending Jimmie Johnson to rear of the field

Jimmie Johnson was sent to the rear for failing tech twice, but after the race started NASCAR officials admitted they made a mistake.

FORT WORTH, Texas - NASCAR confirmed it made an error before the race in sending Jimmie Johnson’s car to the rear of the field.

NASCAR has sent cars to the rear when they fail inspection three times before a race. Johnson’s car failed twice but passed on the third attempt. However, NASCAR sent Johnson’s car to the rear.

Teammate William Byron’s car failed inspection three times before the race and was sent to the rear before the start of the race. His car passed inspection on the fourth attempt.

NASCAR will address the matter with the media after the race.

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