The No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet driven by Bubba Wallace and the No. 32 Go Fas Racing Ford driven by Corey LaJoie will drop to the rear for pre-race penalties found before the start of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
A pre-race inspection was found on both cars for an improperly mounted ballast. In addition to the loss of starting spots for Sunday’s race, both teams have been issued a 10-point penalty in the driver and owner standings. Crew chiefs Jerry Baxter (No. 43 team) and Ryan Sparks (No. 32 team) have been suspended for today’s race.
Based on the random draw for the lineup, Wallace was slated to start 15th, while LaJoie was going to roll of the grid in the 33rd-starting spot. Wallace entered the weekend 20th in the driver point standings, while LaJoie was 29th.
The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet driven by Austin Dillon will also drop to the rear because of unapproved adjustments. Dillon was originally slated to start 23rd.