NASCAR officials confirmed Sunday that five cars will drop to the rear of the field for the start of the Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford of Matt DiBenedetto will drop to the rear after the team opted for a backup car after a crash in Turn 4 during Busch Pole Qualifying earlier Sunday. He had qualified 33rd at the 1.5-mile track.
Aric Almirola’s No. 10 Ford also spun during qualifying, but his Stewart-Haas Racing entry will drop to the rear of the field for unapproved adjustments. Almirola had not posted a qualifying speed and was scheduled to start at the rear of the 40-car field anyway.
Other teams dropping to the rear because of unapproved adjustments:
• No. 2 Team Penske Ford of Brad Keselowski
• No. 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet of JJ Yeley
• No. 66 MBM Motorsports Toyota of Timmy Hill