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Joey Logano (Safety Violation) to Drop to Rear, Serve Pass Through Penalty; Chase Elliott (Unapproved Adjustments) to Drop to Rear

Joey Logano will drop to the rear and serve a pass through penalty at the beginning of Sunday's Ambetter Health 400 due to a safety violation, and Chase Elliott will drop to the rear due to unapproved adjustments.

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Joey Logano was slated to roll from the starting grid from the runner-up spot, but due to a safety violation discovered on Sunday morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway before the Ambetter Health 400, Logano will drop to the rear of the field prior to the start of the race, and he will perform a pass-through penalty after the start of the race.

If there are any additional penalties stemming from the violation, they will be announced next week.

According to NASCAR representatives, Logano violated section 14.3.1.1 of the NASCAR Cup Series rule book due to his safety gloves not being within SFI specifications.

For those playing fantasy games, which take into account picking up positions throughout the race, Logano will still be officially credited with starting from the second position in Sunday's race.

Logano, who drives the No. 22 Ford Mustang Dark Horse for Team Penske, won this event a season ago, and he led the most laps (45) in last weekend's Daytona 500 prior to being swept up in a big crash late in that race. Logano will now have to work his way through a minefield of race cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which has proven to be difficult for NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series competitors this weekend, if he hopes to score his first win of the 2024 season.

The Connecticut native has collected two NASCAR Cup Series championships in his career, and he has made the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in 10 of the last 11 seasons.

Chase Elliott, the driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, will also drop to the rear of the field prior to the green flag of Sunday's race due to unapproved adjustments following qualifying to his race car.

Photo Credit: Will Bellamy, Racing America

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