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Cars of Harrison Burton, Brad Keselowski must drop to rear at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. — The cars of Harrison Burton and Brad Keselowski will drop to the rear of the field for the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Burton’s Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford failed pre-race inspection two times before Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (3 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM). Car chief Cody Sauls was ejected from the Cup Series garage. Keselowski’s No. 6 RFK Racing Ford was then caught with unapproved adjustments prior to the start.

Chase Briscoe, last weekend’s first-time winner at Phoenix Raceway, is scheduled to start from the pole position in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.

The 500-mile race marks the first of two Cup Series stops this season at Atlanta. Sunday’s event is the first on the reconfigured 1.54-mile layout, which features steeper banking (28 degrees, up from 24) and a superspeedway rules configuration.