The beginning lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway was set by making use of the statistical components NASCAR is utilizing for almost all of Cup races in 2021.
Drivers’ beginning positions for the YellaWood 500, the fifth race of the 2021 Cup Sequence playoffs and the second race within the Spherical of 12 (2 p.m. ET; NBC, TSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), had been based mostly on 4 components:
- Driver’s ending place from the earlier race (25 %)
- Automobile proprietor’s ending place from the earlier race (25 %)
- Workforce proprietor factors rating (35 %)
- Quickest lap from the earlier race (15 %)
NASCAR is conducting qualifying for simply eight of the 36 Cup Sequence points-paying races within the 2021 season. Seven of these races have already been run; the one remaining race with qualifying is the season-ending Championship 4 race at Phoenix Raceway on Nov. 7.
Under is the beginning lineup, which was set with out qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence playoff race on Talladega Superspeedway’s 2.66-mile oval.
Who gained the pole for the NASCAR race at Talladega?
Denny Hamlin, who has gained in every of the primary two rounds of the 2021 playoffs, will begin on the pole Sunday. Hamlin is already locked into the Spherical of 8 by advantage of his win final weekend at Las Vegas.
Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch will probably be subsequent to him on the entrance row. Busch is coming off a third-place end at Las Vegas. He’s third within the playoffs factors standings, behind Hamlin and factors chief Kyle Larson, who will begin fifth Sunday.
Per NASCAR’s playoff guidelines, the highest 12 spots in Sunday’s area went to the 12 remaining playoff drivers, however the beginning order was based mostly on the mathematical components NASCAR has used for almost all of its races this season.
NASCAR Cup playoff standings
NASCAR lists Denny Hamlin first within the playoff standings regardless that he trails Kyle Larson by 14 factors heading into Talladega. Hamlin is on high as a result of he already is thru to the Spherical of 8 together with his win at Las Vegas. A playoff driver who wins a race within the Spherical of 12 mechanically advances to the Spherical of 8.
Six drivers — Larson, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano — can advance on factors alone Sunday. According to NASCAR.com, they are going to must be 56 factors forward of the sixth or seventh winless driver within the standings relying on who wins the race.
NASCAR will cut back the playoff area to eight drivers after the Financial institution of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 10.
|4||Martin Truex Jr.||3070|
x-Clinched berth within the Spherical of 8.
NASCAR beginning lineup at Talladega
NASCAR used a mathematical components to set the beginning lineup for Sunday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway, the YellaWood 500. Forty vehicles had been entered for the race, which implies there will probably be a full area Sunday. Playoff drivers are denoted by “P-.”
|Begin pos.||Driver||Automobile No.||Workforce|
|1||P-Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||P-Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||P-Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||P-Ryan Blaney||12||Workforce Penske|
|5||P-Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||P-Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||P-Brad Keselowski||2||Workforce Penske|
|8||P-Joey Logano||22||Workforce Penske|
|9||P-Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|10||P-William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|11||P-Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|12||P-Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|14||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|15||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|16||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|17||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|18||Daniel Suárez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|19||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|20||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|22||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|23||Ross Chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|24||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|25||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|26||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|27||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|28||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|29||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|30||Anthony Alfredo||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|31||Cody Ware||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|32||BJ McLeod||78||Dwell Quick Motorsports|
|33||Justin Allgaier||77||Spire Motorsports|
|34||Josh Bilicki||52||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|
|36||Joey Gase||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Garrett Smithley||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|38||Justin Haley||16||Kaulig Racing|
|39||David Starr||66||Motorsports Enterprise Administration|
|40||Landon Cassill||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
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