The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will drop to the rear for Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway for multiple failures in pre-race inspection. Austin Dillon was slated to start 21st in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff opener but will drop to the rear during pace laps.
All playoff drivers made it through pre-race inspection without any issues. The race is set for 367 laps at the 1.366-mile track “Too Tough to Tame” and will be broadcast at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.