NASCAR fails top two qualifiers Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in inspection
About 45 minutes after Kevin Harvick won the pole position at Pocono Raceway, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver’s time was disqualified.
Daniel Suarez was awarded the pole position for Sunday’s race by NASCAR after Harvick and Kyle Busch failed prerace inspection Saturday.
Suarez had qualified third behind Harvick and Busch, whose qualifying laps were wiped out by postqualifying/prerace inspection. According to NASCAR, Harvick’s No. 4 Ford didn’t pass a body scan while Busch’s No. 18 Toyota missed on chassis inspection.
Harvick and Busch were among 13 drivers whose times were disallowed because of inspection failures. The starting positions for those drivers were determined by the points standings. Busch will start 28th, and Harvick will start 29th.
According to NASCAR, Harvick and Kasey Kahne each failed inspection three times, which results in a loss of 10 points and a car chief ejection.
Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney each lost their car chiefs to ejection after failing twice.