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Two cars fail pre-race inspection at Kentucky Speedway

Two cars will drop to the rear at the start of Sunday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart (2:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet of Matt Kenseth will fall back after failing pre-race inspection twice at Kentucky on Sunday morning.

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Both Truex and Kenseth have won before at Kentucky — Truex is a two-time winner (2017, 2018) and Kenseth won the last daytime race at the 1.5-mile track in 2013. Kenseth is coming off his best finish of the season at Indianapolis, where he was the runner up. The opposite is true for Truex, who had his worst finish of the season last Sunday with a 38th-place finish at the Brickyard.

Truex was slated to start ninth, while Kenseth was going to roll off the grid 17th for Sunday’s Quaker State 400. The lineup was drawn in tiers based on the owner points standings.