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Martin Truex Jr. Fails Inspection Twice, Will Start at Rear of Field for Sunday’s Cup Race at Atlanta

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Martin Truex Jr. – driver of the No. 19 Auto Owners Insurance Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing — will have to start at the rear of the field for Sunday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart, after his car failed pre-race technical inspection multiple times on Sunday Morning.

Truex was scheduled to roll off inside the top-five, in fifth-place, but will now be required to drop to the back on the pace laps.

According to a report from Bob Pockrass of FOX Sports, Truex suffered two different issues in his passes through inspection, with the first failure being assigned to the deck lid on the No. 19 being too high. On the second time through, the tail of the Toyota Camry was out of compliance.

 

 

At this time, no other cars have had multiple failures, therefore no other drivers are scheduled to start at the rear.

Updates to this story will be made if necessary

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