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A few Joe Gibbs Racing vehicles will start out from the rear for the commence of Saturday’s Bass Professional Shops Bristol Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Athletics App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
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The No. 11 of Denny Hamlin, the No. 18 of Kyle Busch and the No. 20 of Erik Jones all unsuccessful pre-race technical inspection two times and will start the 500-lapper at the tail of the subject. Hamlin is the defending race winner and was slated to commence seventh. Busch is an eight-time Bristol winner and was set to commence ninth. Jones was scheduled to line up 20th.
Starting up from the rear carries a prospective influence to Busch — the reigning series champion — and his hopes of advancing on to the Round of 12. He enters the race +18 on the cutline and ninth in the standings. Busch did start out from the rear at Richmond Raceway and concluded sixth final weekend. Hamlin is now locked in to the Round of 12, when Jones is not part of this year’s playoff industry.
Practically an hour just before the environmentally friendly flag, NASCAR level of competition officials introduced three more vehicles will slide to the rear of the area in the course of pace laps:
- No. 15 Top quality Motorsports Chevrolet for a driver alter JJ Yeley replaced Brennan Poole following the lineup was established
- No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford of Corey LaJoie (unapproved changes)
- No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet of Bubba Wallace (unapproved adjustments)