Darlington Starting Lineup Announced

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The starting lineup for Sunday’s The Real Heroes 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) has been set.

Brad Keselowski will start on the pole and be joined by Alex Bowman on the front row to lead the field to green for the 293-lap, 400-mile race — the sport’s first since March 8 at Phoenix Raceway due to the COVID-19 stoppage.

The lineup for the race was determined by live draw and aired on FS1’s “Race Hub.” The parameters for the live draw were as follows:

Positions 1-12 determined by a random draw from charter teams in those positions in team owner points
Positions 13-24: Random draw among charter teams in those positions in owner points
Positions 25-36: Random draw among charter teams in those positions in owner points
Positions 37-40 will be filled out by open, non-chartered teams in order of owner point

Here is a look at the full lineup:

Starting spot Driver Car # Team
1 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
2 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
3 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
4 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
7 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
8 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
10 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
12 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
13 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
14 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
15 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
16 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
17 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
18 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
19 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
20 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
21 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
22 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
23 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
24 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
25 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
26 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
27 Quin Houff 00 Starcom Racing
28 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
29 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
30 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
31 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
32 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
33 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
34 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
35 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
36 Reed Sorenson 77 Spire Motorsports
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 MBM Motorsports
39 BJ McLeod 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports
40 Josh Bilicki 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing


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