The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was established by applying the statistical formula that NASCAR is using for the majority of series races in 2021.
Driver starting positions for Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (3 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN, PRN, 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 remaining sessions will be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in August and in Phoenix for the ending Championship 4 race. the season in November.
Below is the starting lineup, which was established without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 1,058-mile oval.
Who won pole for the NASCAR race at New Hampshire?
Kyle Busch, who has won three times at New Hampshire in the Cup Series, will be on pole for Sunday’s race. This is his first pole win of the season. He finished second behind his brother, Kurt Busch, last weekend at Atlanta and his No. 18 Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing team is third in the points standings after 21 races.
Next to him in the front row will be his JGR teammate Martin Truex Jr., whose No. 19 team is seventh in the standings. Truex came home third in Atlanta.
The second row will feature the Chevrolets of defending series champion Chase Elliott (third) and Kurt Busch (fourth).
Series points leader Denny Hamlin will start sixth. The driver of the No. 11 JGR car is still looking for his first win of the year.
NASCAR starting lineup in New Hampshire
NASCAR used a mathematical formula to establish the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Foxwoods Casino Resort 301. 37 cars were entered for the race.
|Pos. Start||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Kyle busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|two||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Chase elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|5||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Denny Hamlin||eleven||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Ryan blaney||12||Penske Team|
|8||Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|9||Christopher bell||twenty||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|eleven||Brad Keselowski||two||Penske Team|
|12||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|13||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Matt DiBenedetto||twenty-one||Wood Brothers Racing|
|fifteen||Joey logano||22||Penske Team|
|sixteen||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|17||Chris buescher||17||Roush Fenway racing|
|18||Bubba wallace||2. 3||23XI Races|
|19||Chase briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|twenty||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|twenty-one||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|22||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|2. 3||Michael McDowell||3. 4||Front row motorsports|
|24||Erik jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|25||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|26||Corey lajoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|27||Anthony Alfredo||38||Front row motorsports|
|28||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway racing|
|29||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|30||Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|31||Daniel Suarez placeholder image||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|32||BJ McLeod||78||Live fast motor sports|
|33||Garrett smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|3. 4||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|35||Josh bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|36||what houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|37||James davison||fifteen||Rick Ware Racing|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.