Saturday, December 4

NASCAR Indianapolis lineup: starting order, pole for Sunday’s race with qualifying

NASCAR conducted qualifying for the seventh time this season on Sunday as drivers navigated the 2,439-mile circuit at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to establish the starting lineup for the Verizon 200 at The Brickyard (1 p.m. ET; NBC, TSN 3, 5, MRN ).

Qualifying on the track is a rarity this season as NASCAR tries to limit the amount of time teams spend on the track amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Only eight races in total are scheduled for practice and qualifying in 2021; Road America was race No. 6, joining Daytona (for the Daytona 500), Bristol dirt track, Circuit of the Americas, Charlotte (for Coca-Cola 600s) and Nashville.

The remaining sessions will be for a new track on the schedule (the Indianapolis Speedway) and the season-ending Championship 4 race in Phoenix. Road America is a “new” track, too: The NASCAR Cup hasn’t raced on the field since 1956, but the Xfinity Series has been racing there since 2010.

Below is the starting lineup, which was established with qualification, for Sunday’s Verizon 200 at The Brickyard.

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Who won pole for the NASCAR race at Indianapolis?

William Byron won pole Sunday, posting a speed of 100.044 mph in the second qualifying round.

“Hopefully we have the race speed on my side to back it up, but we’ve definitely been doing a good job in qualifying,” Byron said. “I love that we re-qualified because I feel like that’s one of our strengths in 24. I’m looking forward to the race and, as I said, I hope we can continue like this.”

Chase Briscoe will join Byron in the front row of the starting grid after qualifying second. Two other Hendrick cars will be in the top five: Chase Elliott will start third and Kyle Larson will start fourth.

NASCAR starting lineup at Indianapolis

NASCAR used two qualifying rounds to establish the starting lineup for Sunday’s Verizon 200 at The Brickyard. The 12 fastest cars from Round 1 advanced to Round 2. Forty cars entered for the race.

Pos. StartDriverCar No.Team
1William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports
2Chase briscoe14Stewart-Haas Racing
3Chase elliott9Hendrick Motorsports
4Kyle larson5Hendrick Motorsports
5Daniel Suarez placeholder image99TrackHouse Racing
6Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing
7Joey logano22Penske Team
8AJ AllmendingersixteenKaulig Racing
9Ross Chastain42Chip Ganassi Racing
10Cole custer41Stewart-Haas Racing
elevenTyler reddick8Richard Childress Racing
12Michael McDowell3. 4Front row motorsports
13Austin cindric33Penske Team
14Denny HamlinelevenJoe Gibbs Racing
fifteenMatt DiBenedettotwenty-oneWood Brothers Racing
sixteenRyan blaney12Penske Team
17Christopher belltwentyJoe Gibbs Racing
18Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing
19Chris buescher17Roush Fenway racing
twentyKurt busch1Chip Ganassi Racing
twenty-oneKyle busch18Joe Gibbs Racing
22Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing
2. 3Austin dillon3Richard Childress Racing
24Alex Bowman48Hendrick Motorsports
25Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing
26Corey lajoie7Spire Motorsports
27Bubba wallace2. 323XI Races
28Erik jones43Richard Petty Motorsports
29Justin haley77Spire Motorsports
30Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing
31Brad Keselowski2Penske Team
32Ryan newman6Roush Fenway racing
33Anthony Alfredo38Front row motorsports
3. 4James davisonfifteenRick Ware Racing
35Andy Lally78Live fast motor sports
36Josh bilicki52Rick Ware Racing
37Cody Ware51Petty Ware Racing
38what houff00StarCom Racing
39Garrett smithley53Rick Ware Racing
40Timmy hill66Business Management of Motorsports

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