The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway was established by applying the statistical formula that NASCAR is using for the majority of series races in 2021.
The drivers’ starting positions for the Drydene 400 (2 p.m. ET; FS1, TSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:
- Final position of the driver from the previous race (25 percent)
- Final position of car owner from previous race (25 percent)
- Team Owner’s Point Rating (35 percent)
- Fastest lap of the previous race (15 percent)
NASCAR is conducting qualifying and practice for just eight Cup Series races in the 2021 season. The next qualifying session will take place before the May 23 event at the Circuit of the Americas, a racetrack on the outside of Austin, Texas.
Below is the starting lineup, which was established without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the Dover 1-mile oval.
Who won pole for the NASCAR race at Dover?
Martin Truex Jr. was signed to take the field to green for the Drydene 400 based on the mathematical formula. Truex is coming off his third win of the season, a dominating performance at Darlington last Sunday. He is the only driver to win more than once in the Cup Series in 2021.
Truex too won pit position No. 1, which is a valuable property in Dover because track position is very important at Monster Mile.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is second in the series points standings behind his teammate Denny Hamlin, who will start in second on Sunday. William Byron, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Chris Buescher received the other top 10 spots on the lineup.
NASCAR starting lineup at Dover
NASCAR used a mathematical formula to establish the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway, Drydene 400, without qualifying.
|Pos. Start||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|two||Denny Hamlin||eleven||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|6||Kyle busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Ryan blaney||12||Penske Team|
|8||Chase elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Joey logano||22||Penske Team|
|10||Chris buescher||17||Roush Fenway racing|
|eleven||Christopher bell||twenty||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|12||Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|13||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway racing|
|14||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|fifteen||Brad Keselowski||two||Penske Team|
|sixteen||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|17||Chase briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|18||Matt DiBenedetto||twenty-one||Wood Brothers Racing|
|19||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|twenty||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|twenty-one||Michael McDowell||3. 4||Front row motorsports|
|22||Bubba wallace||2. 3||23XI Races|
|2. 3||Erik jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|24||Daniel Suarez placeholder image||99||Trackhouse racing team|
|25||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|26||Corey lajoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|27||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front row motorsports|
|28||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|29||Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|30||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|31||BJ McLeod||78||Live fast motor sports|
|32||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|33||James davison||fifteen||Rick Ware Racing|
|3. 4||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|35||what houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||Garrett smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Josh bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.