NASCAR lineup at Darlington: Starting order, pole for Toyota 500 without qualifying

After two months away from the observe, the NASCAR Cup Series lastly returned Sunday afternoon, a welcome sight for racing followers throughout the United States.

Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag at The Real Heroes 400, an occasion held without any followers in attendance at Darlington Raceway. Drivers will keep at the 1.366-mile oval for Wednesday evening’s Toyota 500 (6 p.m. ET, FS1), which may even embody solely important personnel.

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There had been some preliminary issues about how NASCAR would be capable to function amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however groups did not encounter many points at their first fan-less race outdoors of basic awkwardness.

“On the way to the race track, I’m like, ‘Man, this could be a complete mess trying to get in the race track when I get there,'” Harvick crew chief Rodney Childers stated (through Fox Sports). “I get to the race observe and every thing is simply completely seamless.

“Pulling in, the way in which it was operated outdoors the race observe coming in, the quantity of element that was in all that — I used to be form of blown away by it.”

It’s removed from a really perfect situation, however NASCAR is again. Which drivers will probably be able to deal with the fast turnaround?

Who received the pole for the NASCAR race at Darlington?

Unlike a typical race, the Toyota 500 is not going to have a qualifying run.

The beginning lineup will probably be based mostly on the ending order from The Real Heroes 400 with one inversion, per NASCAR:

  • Starting positions 1-20: The prime 20 finishers from The Real Heroes 400 will probably be inverted for the beginning of the Toyota 500.
  • Starting positions 21-40: The backside 20 finishers from The Real Heroes 400 will begin from their ending positions for the beginning of the Toyota 500; any new entries will probably be positioned at the tail of the sector.

Ryan Preece, who completed 20th on Sunday, will probably be on the pole for the Toyota 500 due to the inversion. Ty Dillon, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Blaney spherical out the highest 5 for Wednesday’s race.

NASCAR beginning lineup at Darlington

Pos.DriverCar No.Team
1Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing
2Ty Dillon13Germain Racing
threeJoey Logano22Team Penske
fourClint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing
5Ryan Blaney12Team Penske
6Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing
7Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing
eightBrad Keselowski2Team Penske
9Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing
10Austin DillonthreeRichard Childress Racing
11Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing
12John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports
13Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing
14Tyler ReddickeightRichard Childress Racing
15Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing
16Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing
17Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports
18Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing
19Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports
20Kevin HarvickfourStewart-Haas Racing
21Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports
22Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing
23Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports
24Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing
25Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing
26Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing
27Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports
28Gray Gaulding27Rick Ware Racing
29JJ Yeley77Spire Motorsports
30Joey Gase51Petty Ware Racing
31Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing
32Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing
33Timmy Hill66MBM Motorsports
34William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports
35Quin Houff00Starcom Racing
36Garrett Smithley53Rick Ware Racing
37Jimmie Johnson48Hendrick Motorsports
38BJ McLeod78BJ McLeod Motorsports
39Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing


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