Kevin Harvick has been penalized before the start of Sunday's race at Bristol Motor Speedway because his car failed inspection three times.
His engineer was ejected from the event, and Harvick lost his 13th-place starting position. He must start at the back of the field at the .533-mile bullring and immediately serve a pass-thru penalty on pit road. It will be nearly impossible for Harvick not to be lapped during the sequence.
The car passed inspection the fourth time through, according to NASCAR.
NASCAR moved the start of the race up by eight minutes to 2 p.m. ET in preparation for potential rain during the event.
Through seven races this season, only Joe Gibbs Racing in Toyotas and Team Penske in Fords have won Cup events.
Darrell Waltrip will give his trademark "Boogity! Boogity! Boogity! Let's go racing, boys!" call to start the race from the flagstand. Bristol made him the honorary starter to recognize his upcoming retirement as Fox Sports' lead analyst.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.