NASCAR Cup Series: The car chiefs for Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson were ejected after their cars failed inspection for a second time ahead of Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. All three cars made it through on the third try.
The trio was joined by eight others in failing the first round of inspection, including Aric Almirola, who qualified on the outside of the first row. In fact, five of the top eight qualifiers were sent to the back of the pack for failing inspection, including Daniel Suarez and Martin Truex Jr.
Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick made it through clean. Clint Bowyer will start next to him. Formula One: Valtteri Bottas is poised to become a major threat to teammate and defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton after clocking a scorching lap at the Spanish Grand Prix to win his third consecutive pole position on Saturday in Montmelo, Spain.
Bottas smashed Hamilton’s track record at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit in qualifying, rocketing through the 2 1⁄2- mile track in 1 minute, 15.406 to better Hamilton’s mark from 2018.
With Hamilton second on the grid, Mercedes is in great position to extend its record start after the pair swept the top two spots at the first four races.