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NASCAR Sonoma lineup: starting order, pole for Sunday’s race without qualifying

The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway was established by applying the statistical formula that NASCAR is using for the majority of series races in 2021.

NASCAR returned to the formula after maintaining qualification the previous two weekends at the Circuit of the Americas and Charlotte.

Drivers’ starting positions for Toyota / Save Mart 350 (4 p.m. ET; FS1, 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 take place at Nashville, Road America, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Phoenix. The first three tracks are new to the NASCAR schedule, and Phoenix is ​​the site of the season-ending Championship 4 race.

Below is the starting lineup, which was established without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at the 2.52-mile Sonoma Raceway circuit.

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Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Sonoma?

Kyle Larson is on pole for Sunday’s race after his dominant victory in the Coca-Cola 600. The Hendrick Motorsports driver is also No. 1. pitted place for the race.

His teammates Chase Elliott and William Byron took second and third places in the lineup. Cup Series points leader Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin completed the second row.

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Martin Truex Jr., the two-time winner of the race, was assigned the 19th starting position.

NASCAR starting lineup in Somoma

NASCAR used a mathematical formula to establish the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway, the Toyota / Save Mart 350, without qualifying. Thirty-seven drivers signed up for the race.

Pos. Start Driver Car No. Team
1 Kyle larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
two Chase elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
3 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
4 Denny Hamlin eleven Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Kyle busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
6 Austin dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
7 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
8 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
9 Brad Keselowski two Penske Team
10 Tyler reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
eleven Ryan blaney 12 Penske Team
12 Chris buescher 17 Roush Fenway racing
13 Joey logano 22 Penske Team
14 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
fifteen Bubba wallace 2. 3 23XI Races
sixteen Daniel Suarez placeholder image 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
17 Matt DiBenedetto twenty-one Wood Brothers Racing
18 Erik jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
19 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
twenty Christopher bell twenty Joe Gibbs Racing
twenty-one Michael McDowell 3. 4 Front row motorsports
22 Corey lajoie 7 Spire Motorsports
2. 3 Cole custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
24 Ryan newman 6 Roush Fenway racing
25 Chase briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
26 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
27 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
28 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front row motorsports
29 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
30 Kurt busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
31 Ben rhodes 77 Spire Motorsports
32 James davison fifteen Rick Ware Racing
33 what houff 00 StarCom Racing
3. 4 Garrett smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
35 Scott heckert 78 Live fast motor sports
36 Josh bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
37 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
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