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NASCAR lineup in Las Vegas: starting order, pole to race without qualifying on Sunday

The starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was set by applying the statistical formula NASCAR has been using for most of its 2021 race.

The initial status of the drivers for the Penzoil 400 (3:30 pm ET; Fox, MRN, SeriousXM NASCAR Radio) presented by Jiffy Lube was based on four factors:

  • Driver's finishing position from last race (25 percent)
  • Car owner's finishing position from last race (25 percent)
  • Team owner ranking (35 percent)
  • Fastest lap from the previous race (15 percent)

Below is the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR race at the 1.5-mile intermediate track in Las Vegas and how it was set to qualify.

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Kevin Harvick earned pole status for Sunday's race based on the formula used by NASCAR to race without qualification. The driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing finished fifth in last weekend's race, the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and is second in the Cup Series point standings after three races.

Joining him on Front Row will be Hendrick Motorsports William Byron, who won at Homestead.

In fact, all four Hendrick Motorsport drivers have the top 10 of the lineup in Vegas: Byron, Kyle Larson (third), Chase Elliott (eighth) and Alex Bowman (ninth). Other drivers who will make it to the top 10 on Sunday: Martin Truex Jr. (fourth), Michael McDowell (fifth), Denny Hamlin (sixth), Kurt Busch (seventh) and Brad Keselowski (10th).

The next on-track qualifying session will be the Heat Race for the Bristol Dirt Race on 28 March.

NASCAR Launches Lineup in Las Vegas

The starting lineup for Sunday's race in Las Vegas was determined through NASCAR, a mathematical formula that was adopted late in the 2020 season. The same process of setting up lineups without qualification is being used for the majority race in 2021.

The source produced this starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, presented by Chiffon 400 by Jiffy Lube:

Driver Car no. Team
Kevin harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
Kyle Larsen 5 Hendrick Motorsports
Martin trux jr 19 Joe gibbs racing
Michael McDowell 34 Front row motorsports
Danny Hamlin 1 1 Joe Gibbs Racing
Kurt busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
Chase Elliot 4 Hendrick Motorsports
Alex bowan ४ 48 Hendrick Motorsports
Brad Keselowski 2 Team penske
Tyler radic . Richard Bal Racing
Austin dillon 3 Richard Bal Racing
Ryan newman 4 Russia Fenway Racing
Kyle Butch 1. Joe gibbs racing
Joey Logano 22 Team penske
Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ४ 47 JTG Daughter Racing
Chris buescher 1. Russia Fenway Racing
Rayon preis 3. JTG Daughter Racing
Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
Daniel suarez 4 Trackhouse racing
Bubba Wallace 23 23XI racing
Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
Ryan Blane 12 Team penske
Anthony Alfredo 38 Front row motorsports
Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
Eric jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
Garrett Smithley 53 Rick ware racing
Cody vessel 51 Paytm Ware Racing
Corey Lajoie . Spire Motorsports
BJ McLeod 78 Live fast motorsports
Josh Biliki 52 Rick ware racing
Quinn Hof 00 StarCom Racing
Joey Gesse 15 Rick ware racing
Timmy hill 66 Motorsports Business Management

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