DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Matt Tifft and Josh Williams found themselves on the wrong side of NASCAR inspectors on Saturday at Daytona Int’l Speedway, both failing post-qualifying inspection for the PowerShares QQQ 300.
Tifft and Williams failed at the height sticks after qualifying third and 27th, respectively.
As a result, both the No. 2 Nexteer Chevrolet Camaro (Tifft) and the No. 90 Star Tron Star Brite Chevrolet Camaro (Williams) will be relegated to the rear of the grid for the NASCAR XFINITY Series lid-lifter (2:30 p.m., FS1).
The movement in the starting field also adjusted the drivers who made the show.
Due to Tifft and Williams’ times being disallowed, Gray Gaulding ended up making the race on speed and Timmy Hill missed the race after originally being the last provisional driver to gain entry into the 40-driver grid.
Tifft’s penalty marked the second Richard Childress Racing infraction of the day, after Austin Dillon was barred from being able to qualify due to a rear suspension violation that caused crew chief Nick Harrison and car chief Michael Scearce to be ejected from the race track for the duration of the event.
The PowerShares QQQ 300 will take the green flag at 2:30 p.m. ET, live on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.