The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was established by applying the statistical formula used by NASCAR for the majority of its 2021 races.
The driver’s starting positions for the Dixie Vodka 400 (3:30 p.m. ET; Fox, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:
- Finish position of the driver from the previous race (25%)
- Final position of the car owner compared to the previous race (25%)
- Team owner point ranking (35%)
- Fastest lap of the previous race (15%)
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Below is the start list for Sunday’s NASCAR race at the Homestead-Miami 1.5-mile intermediate track and how it was set without qualifying.
Who won pole for the NASCAR race at Homestead?
Denny Hamlin won pole position for Sunday’s race under the mathematical formula used by NASCAR to set the starting lineups without qualifying. Hamlin leads the Cup Series points standings after two races and is the only driver to finish in the top five this season.
Joey Logano, who finished second behind Christopher Bell in last weekend’s Cup race on the Daytona Road Course, will join Hamlin in first place. Bell is third on the starting grid for the Homestead race. Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch round out the top five.
Qualifying will take place for a total of eight Cup Series races in 2021, as NASCAR limits the time teams must spend on the track amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The next qualifying session will take place at the end of March for the dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
NASCAR starting lineup at Homestead
The starting lineup for Sunday’s Homestead race was determined using a NASCAR mathematical formula adopted at the end of the 2020 season. The same procedure for establishing non-qualifying rosters is used for the majority of races in 2021.
Formula produced this starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway:
|Denny hamlin||11||Joe gibbs racing|
|Joey logano||22||Penske team|
|Christopher bell||20||Joe gibbs racing|
|Kevin harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Michael mcdowell||34||Motorsport in the front row|
|Brad Keselowski||2||Penske team|
|Ryan preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe gibbs racing|
|Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ryan blaney||12||Penske team|
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|Aric almirola||ten||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|Bubba wallace||23||23XI Race|
|Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|Daniel Suarez||99||Track race|
|Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Kyle busch||18||Joe gibbs racing|
|Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|Cody ware||51||Petty ware racing|
|Anthony Alfredo||38||Motorsport in the front row|
|Garrett smithley||53||Rick ware racing|
|James davison||15||Rick ware racing|
|Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|William byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Ross chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|Timmy hill||66||Motorsport business management|
|BJ McLeod||78||Fast live motor sports|
|Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|Josh bilicki||52||Rick ware racing|
|Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood brothers racing|
|Quin Houff||00||StarCom Racing|