NASCAR lineup at Darlington: Beginning order, pole for Sunday’s race with out qualifying

The beginning lineup and pole for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway, the primary race of the 2020 Cup Sequence playoffs, weren’t set by the random-draw process that decided the beginning order for a lot of the races in 2020 that ran with out qualifying classes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The beginning grid for Sunday’s race at Darlington, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET and broadcast dwell on NBCSN, options a few of this season’s high drivers on the entrance of the sector. It’s the results of a brand new system that takes under consideration ending place from the earlier race, group proprietor factors standings and the quickest lap from the earlier race to set the lineup.

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As for pit stall choice for the NASCAR Cup Sequence races being run with out qualifying, it’s ordered primarily based on the identical system. Which implies the pole sitter for Sunday’s race (extra on him under) additionally had the primary pit stall choice.

Beneath is the beginning lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Darlington and the way it was set.

Who gained the pole for the NASCAR race at Darlington?

Chase Elliott got here out of nowhere to earn a second-place end at Daytona final week and in addition recorded the quickest lap of the race. That, mixed together with his fifth-place standing in factors, is why he earned the pole for Sunday’s race at Darlington.

Denny Hamlin will be part of Elliott on the entrance row to begin the 2020 Cup Sequence playoff opener after his third-place end at Daytona final week.

Beneath is the system for the way the Cup Sequence area was set at Darlington:

35 p.c: Rating in group proprietor factors25 p.c: Driver’s place from earlier race25 p.c: Staff proprietor’s place from earlier race15 p.c: Quickest lap from earlier race

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NASCAR beginning lineup at Darlington

Sunday’s race at Darlington is simply the fourth to make use of NASCAR’s new system for setting the beginning lineup with out qualifying (and the primary to make use of it since NASCAR tweaked the ending place portion of the system). The identical process can be used by the NASCAR Cup Sequence playoffs.

As for the beginning lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Darlington, under is the sector the system created:

Pos.
Driver
Automotive No.
Staff
1
Chase Elliott
9
Hendrick Motorsports
2
Denny Hamlin
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
three
William Byron
24
Hendrick Motorsports
four
Alex Bowman
88
Hendrick Motorsports
5
Brad Keselowski
2
Staff Penske
6
Martin Truex Jr.
19
Joe Gibbs Racing
7
Ryan Blaney
12
Staff Penske
eight
Kevin Harvick
four
Stewart-Haas Racing
9
Clint Bowyer
14
Stewart-Haas Racing
10
Aric Almirola
10
Stewart-Haas Racing
11
Matt DiBenedetto
21
Wooden Brothers Racing
12
Austin Dillon
three
Richard Childress Racing
13
Joey Logano
22
Staff Penske
14
Cole Custer
41
Stewart-Haas Racing
15
Kyle Busch
18
Joe Gibbs Racing
16
Kurt Busch
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
17
Bubba Wallace
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
18
John Hunter Nemechek
38
Entrance Row Motorsports
19
Michael McDowell
34
Entrance Row Motorsports
20
Chris Buescher
17
Roush Fenway Racing
21
Christopher Bell
95
Leavine Household Racing
22
Jimmie Johnson
48
Hendrick Motorsports
23
Brennan Poole
15
Premium Motorsports
24
Tyler Reddick
eight
Richard Childress Racing
25
Ty Dillon
13
Germain Racing
26
Matt Kenseth
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
27
Corey LaJoie
32
GoFas Racing
28
Daniel Suarez
96
Gaunt Brothers Racing
29
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
30
Erik Jones
20
Joe Gibbs Racing
31
Ryan Newman
6
Roush Fenway Racing
32
Quin Houff
00
StarCom Racing
33
Timmy Hill
66
Motorsports Enterprise Administration
34
Ross Chastain*
77
Spire Motorsports
35
Ryan Preece
37
JTG Daugherty Racing
36
James Davison
53
Rick Ware Racing
37
JJ Yeley
27
Rick Ware Racing
38
Josh Bilicki
7
Tommy Baldwin Racing
39
Joey Gase
51
Petty Ware Racing

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