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NASCAR Cup: Jimmie Johnson fails post-race inspection at Charlotte

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 24: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Patriotic Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2020 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)


When the checkered flag waved for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on Sunday night, Jimmie Johnson was second to race winner Brad Keselowski. But after post-race inspections, Johnson was moved back to 40th, last, because of a failed inspection.

Johnson was declared disqualified because of a rear-alignment that was outside NASCAR’s allowable tolerance.

“We think something must’ve broken, but won’t know until we get it back to the shop,” Johnson’s crew chief Cliff Daniels said, as quoted by FOX News. “Tough news after a strong night.”

As a result of Johnson’s disqualification, his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott was moved up to the runner-up position. Elliott originally was scored third. Elliott was the race leader before opting to pit during a late-race caution that sent the race into overtime while other frontrunners stayed out. He restarted in the back half of the top-20 but was able to get up to the third position in the final two laps.

Below, is the modified and official finishing order of the Coca-Cola 600:

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