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Alex Bowman, Corey LaJoie and James Davison to Start at Rear of Sunday’s Race at Homestead

Alex Bowman driver of the #48 Ally Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, races to a tenth place finish Sunday, February 21, 2021 during the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)

The road to a potential win or good finish just got a bit more difficult for three drivers and teams before the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Alex Bowman, who drives the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, and Corey LaJoie, who drives the No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, will start from the rear of the field after unapproved adjustments to their race cars.

Bowman was slated to roll from the grid in the 13th starting spot, while LaJoie had the 25th starting position.

Both drivers will be credited with their original starting positions in the official NASCAR record book (keep that in mind for fantasy games where points are given for positions gained or lost).

James Davison, who drives the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing entry, will also drop to the rear for failing pre-race inspection twice on Sunday. Davison had the 29th starting spot.

Like Bowman and LaJoie, Davison will still be officially listed as starting 29th despite dropping to the rear before Sunday’s race.

For more information about Sunday’s race including TV start time, green flag time, stage lengths, starting lineup pit stall map and more, visit our Race Information Page:

Alex Bowman, Corey LaJoie and James Davison to Start at Rear of Sunday’s Race at Homestead

Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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