NASCAR at New Hampshire: Starting order, pole for Sunday’s race without qualifying

NASCAR at New Hampshire: Starting order, pole for Sunday’s race without qualifying

The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway was set by applying the statistical formula NASCAR is using for the majority of the series’ races in 2021.

Drivers’ starting positions for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 (3 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:

  • Driver’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
  • Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)
  • Team owner points ranking (35 percent)
  • Fastest lap from 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 road course in August and at Phoenix for the season-ending Championship 4 race in November.

Below is the starting lineup, which was set without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 1.058-mile oval.

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Who won the 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 the pole for Sunday’s race. This is his first pole win of the season. He finished second to his brother, Kurt Busch, last weekend at Atlanta and his Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota team is third in the point standings after 21 races.

To his outside on the front row will be JGR teammate Martin Truex Jr., whose No. 19 team is seventh in the standings. Truex came home third at 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 JGR No. 11 car is still seeking his first win of the year. 

NASCAR starting lineup at New Hampshire

NASCAR used a mathematical formula to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the Foxwoods Casino Resort 301. Thirty-seven cars were entered for the race.

Start pos.DriverCar No.Team
1Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing
2Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing
3Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports
4Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing
5Alex Bowman48Hendrick Motorsports
6Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing
7Ryan Blaney12Team Penske
8Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing
9Christopher Bell20Joe Gibbs Racing
10Kyle Larson5Hendrick Motorsports
11Brad Keselowski2Team Penske
12Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing
13Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing
14Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing
15Joey Logano22Team Penske
16William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports
17Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing
18Bubba Wallace2323XI Racing
19Chase Briscoe14Stewart-Haas Racing
20Ross Chastain42Chip Ganassi Racing
21Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing
22Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing
23Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports
24Erik Jones43Richard Petty Motorsports
25Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing
26Corey LaJoie7Spire Motorsports
27Anthony Alfredo38Front Row Motorsports
28Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing
29Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing
30Justin Haley77Spire Motorsports
31Daniel Suarez99Trackhouse Racing Team
32BJ McLeod78Live Fast Motorsports
33Garrett Smithley53Rick Ware Racing
34Cody Ware51Petty Ware Racing
35Josh Bilicki52Rick Ware Racing
36Quin Houff00StarCom Racing
37James Davison15Rick Ware Racing



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