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Hamlin, Bowman, LaJoie, Davison to start from the rear at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Four NASCAR Cup Series drivers will start from the rear of the field for Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), including series points leader Denny Hamlin.

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Hamlin, who was set to start his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota from the pole position, will start out back because of unapproved adjustments before the 267-lap, 400.5-mile race at the 1.5-mile South Florida track. Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, and Corey LaJoie, driver of the No. 7 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet, will also drop to the rear for unapproved adjustments. Bowman was slated to start 13th, while LaJoie was in the 25th starting position.

A fourth car, the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet driven by James Davison, will also start at the rear for failing pre-race inspection twice. Davison was originally supposed to start 29th.