Monday 3rd August 2020

NASCAR lineup at Pocono: Starting order, pole for Saturday's race without qualifying

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The beginning lineup and pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence race at Pocono Raceway, the primary in a two-day doubleheader at the Difficult Triangly in Lengthy Pond, Pa., had been set by the identical process that decided the beginning lineup for the final 5 Cup Sequence races, all of which had been scheduled to run without prior observe or qualifying classes.

The beginning grid for Saturday’s race at Pocono, scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. ET and broadcast stay on Fox, includes a pair of Fords at the entrance of the sector on account of the process that makes use of a mix of factors standings and a random draw to set the lineup.

As for pit stall choice for the NASCAR Cup Sequence races being run without qualifying, it’s ordered based mostly on ending positions from the sequence’ earlier race, adopted by new entries so as of factors. So Talladega winner Ryan Blaney had the primary pit stall choice for Saturday’s race at Pocono and selected the No. 2 stall (as a result of No. 1 was not out there).

Beneath is the beginning lineup for Saturday’s NASCAR race at Pocono and the way it was set.

Who gained the pole for the NASCAR race at Pocono?

For the primary time this season,  is on the pole to begin a race due to Thursday’s random draw. Almirola reached the highest 12 in factors standings due to his third-place end at Talladega final week.

One other Ford, that of Ryan Blaney, will line up subsequent to Almirola’s No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Mustang on the entrance row to begin Saturday’s race. They’re going to be adopted by a pair of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch, beginning in third and fourth.

Beneath is the protocol for how the Cup Sequence discipline was set at Pocono:

  • Positions 1-12: Random draw from constitution groups in these positions in proprietor factors
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw from constitution groups in these positions in proprietor factors
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw from constitution groups in these positions in proprietor factors
  • Positions 37-40: Open groups so as of homeowners factors

NASCAR beginning lineup at Pocono

The identical protocol that set the lineup for Saturday’s Pocono race will likely be used for all NASCAR Cup Sequence races at present confirmed on the 2020 schedule besides Sunday’s Pocono race, the second leg of the doubleheader, for which the sector will likely be set by a high 20 inversion of Saturday’s race outcomes.

NASCAR is continuing without qualifying and observe classes previous to races in an effort to restrict time spent at the observe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As for Saturday’s race at Pocono, the draw for the beginning lineup passed off Thursday. Beneath are the outcomes:

Pos. Driver Automotive No. Staff
1 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
2 Ryan Blaney 12 Staff Penske
3 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
4 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Joey Logano 22 Staff Penske
7 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
8 Brad Keselowski 2 Staff Penske
9 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
10 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
11 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
12 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
13 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
14 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
15 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
16 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
17 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
18 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
19 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
20 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Entrance Row Motorsports
21 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wooden Brothers Racing
22 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
23 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
24 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
25 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
26 Michael McDowell 34 Entrance Row Motorsports
27 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
28 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
29 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
30 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
31 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
32 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
33 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
34 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
35 James Davison 77 Spire Motorsports
36 Christopher Bell 95 Leavin Household Racing
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Enterprise Administration
39 BJ McLeod 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports
40 Josh Bilicki 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing
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