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Monday, December 6, 2021

Polesitter Denny Hamlin to the Rear of Sunday’s Race at Homestead After Unapproved Adjustments

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Denny Hamlin, who was set to start from the pole in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, will now drop to the rear before the start of the race after unapproved adjustments to his No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry.

Hamlin will join Alex Bowman, Corey LaJoie and James Davison in dropping to the rear.

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

Hamlin will still be credited with the official first-place starting spot, but he will drop to the rear before Sunday’s race.

Last year, Hamlin won at Homestead after starting from the pole and he lead 137 of the 267 laps in the event. It’ll be a much tougher path to a win on Sunday, although his car will undoubtedly be fast.

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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