Playoff contender Daniel Suarez penalized for inspection failures

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DARLINGTON, S.C. — Playoff contender Daniel Suarez will start at the rear of the field in Sunday’s Southern 500 after his car failed inspection three times before Cup qualifying at Darlington Raceway.

He will not be allowed to qualify, had car chief Eddie D’Hondt Jr. ejected and lost pit stall selection for the race.

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Suarez enters the playoff opener 13th among the 16 playoff drivers in points. The Trackhouse Racing driver finished 10th at Darlington in May.

Sunday’s race airs on USA Network. Coverage begins with Countdown to Green at 5 p.m. Race coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET.

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