(Bowyer's tenure at Michael Waltrip Racing got off on the wrong foot at Daytona)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Clint Bowyer will be forced to the rear of one of Thursday's Gatorade Duel at Daytona qualifying races after his car failed inspection Sunday.
Bowyer's Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota was found to be too low on the front left side during two inspections after qualifying for the Daytona 500. Bowyer's twenty-second fastest speed of the session will be thrown out and he will start last in his qualifying race.
"Really very surprised that we were, I don’t know if we got something stuck in the bleed hole in the shock, but the front just didn’t come back up,” said the team's Director of Competition Scott Mille. “It’s all the same stuff that we ran in practice, and it was coming back up. We’ll go over there and get to the bottom of it and see what happened.”
NASCAR said no further penalties will be levied for the infraction.
Bowyer begins his first season with MWR in 2012 after leaving Richard Childress Racing at the end of last year.
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