The starting lineup and pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was set by the same procedure that determined the starting lineup for the last three Cup Series races and will set the field for the next one, all of which were scheduled to run without prior practice or qualifying sessions.
The starting grid for Sunday’s race at Homestead, scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and broadcast live on Fox, features a pair of Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and a pair of Team Penske drivers in the first four starting spots as a result of the procedure that utilizes a combination of points standings and a random draw to set the lineup.
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As for pit stall selection for the NASCAR Cup Series races being run without qualifying, it is ordered based on finishing positions from the series’ previous race, followed by new entries in order of points. So Martinsville winner Kevin Harvick had the first pit stall selection for Sunday’s race and chose the No. 1 stall.
Below is the starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Homestead and how it was set.
Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Homestead?
Getting the No. 1 starting position for Sunday’s race at Homestead had to be a relief for Denny Hamlin, who had a rough night Wednesday at Martinsville. There’s a good chance Hamlin will choose the outside lane to start the race so his JGR teammate Kyle Busch (starting fourth) can roll off behind him.
Of course, that would put a pair of Penske drivers, Joey Logano (second) and Brad Keselowski (third), on the bottom row to start the race.
Below is the protocol for how the Cup Series field was set at Homestead:
- Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
- Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
- Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
- Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points
NASCAR starting lineup at Homestead
The same protocol that set the lineup for Sunday’s Homestead race will be used to set the lineup for the upcoming Cup Series race at Talladega (June 21). The next race, however, will be the first to include a practice session since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.
As for Sunday’s race at Homestead, the draw for the starting lineup took place Thursday. Below are the results:
|1||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|3||Brad Keselowski||2||Team Penske|
|4||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|8||Alex Bowman||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Jimmie Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|10||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|11||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|12||Clint Bowyer||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|13||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|14||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|15||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|17||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|18||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|19||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|20||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|21||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|22||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|23||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|24||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|25||JJ Yeley||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|26||Corey LaJoie||32||Go Fas Racing|
|27||Josh Bilicki||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|28||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|29||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|30||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|31||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|32||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|33||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|34||BJ McLeod||77||Spire Motorsports|
|35||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|36||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Family Racing|
|37||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|38||Timmy Hill||66||Motorsports Business Management|
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