Mark Martin will drop to the rear of the field for Sunday's Sprint Cup series race at Dover after issues were found with a rear shock absorber on his car during post-qualifying inspection.
The NASCAR veteran had qualified third on Friday afternoon but officials found the gas pressure on the right rear damper of his No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy exceeded the maximum allowed by the rules. As a consequence, the starting order changes, Martin Truex Jr. moving into third, with everyone behind Truex also moving up one spot except 43rd-placed Michael McDowell, while Martin will see the green flag wave from 42nd on the starting grid.
After being the runner-up in the championship last year, Martin missed this year's Chase and is currently 17th in the drivers' standings.
No additional penalties will be handed to Martin and his team for the rules infringement.