The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway, the second race of a double weekend on the Pennsylvania track, was established based on the results of Saturday’s opening race.
Pilot starting positions for the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 (3:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN2, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were determined in two ways:
- The final positions of the first 20 pilots were reversed. The winner of Saturday’s race will start 20th on Sunday and the final 20th will start on the pole.
- The drivers who finished 21st to 38th on Saturday will start from the same positions on Sunday.
NASCAR has used the reversal for previous Pocono doubles programs and went there last year when the tracks hosted several races during the week due to schedule changes forced by the COVID-19 shutdown.
Below is the start list for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the Pocono Raceway 2.5-mile tri-oval:
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Who won pole for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Pocono?
Chris Buescher will take the green flag on Sunday after finishing 20th in Saturday’s race. Buescher pushed back Austin Dillon for the “win” pole. Michael McDowell will join Buescher in the first row after a 19th place.
The rest of the top 10, respectively: Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell, Aric Almirola, Ricky Stenhouse Jr .. Bubba Wallace, Daniel Suarez, Chase Elliott and Tyler Reddick.
Race winner Alex Bowman will reverse from the 20th starting position.
Kyle Larson finished ninth on Saturday after his No.5 car’s front left tire burst on the last corner of the final lap, but has to move to the back of the field for the start of Sunday’s race as he will be driving a replacement car.
NASCAR starting eleven at Pocono
NASCAR used the official results of Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 to define the composition of Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway, Explore the Pocono Mountains 350. NASCAR reversed the order of the top 20 from Saturday’s race, resulting in means that the winner of the race will start 20th and the 20th will start from pole on Sunday. The last 18 in the 38-car peloton (21st to 38th) on Saturday were given the same positions as on Sunday.
|1||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|2||Michael mcdowell||34||Motorsports in the first row|
|3||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe gibbs racing|
|4||Christophe bell||20||Joe gibbs racing|
|5||Aric almirola||ten||Stewart-Haas Race|
|6||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Girls Race|
|7||Bubba wallace||23||23XI Race|
|8||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|9||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|ten||Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|11||Brad Keselowski||2||Penske team|
|12||Kyle Larson *||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|13||Kevin harvic||4||Stewart-Haas Race|
|14||Joey logano||22||Penske team|
|15||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|16||Ryan blaney||12||Penske team|
|17||Denny hamlin||11||Joe gibbs racing|
|18||Guillaume Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|19||Kyle busch||18||Joe gibbs racing|
|20||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|21||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|22||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|23||Ryan precece||37||JTG Girls Race|
|24||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Race|
|25||Cody ware||51||Small items shopping|
|26||Anthony Alfredo||38||Motorsports in the first row|
|27||Justin haley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|28||James davison||15||Rick ware racing|
|29||Garrett smithley||53||Rick ware racing|
|30||BJ McLeod||78||Experience fast motor sports|
|31||Quin Houff||00||Starcom Race|
|32||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood brothers racing|
|33||Ross chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|34||Josh bilicki||52||Rick ware racing|
|35||Timmy hill||66||Business management in motorsport|
|36||Corey Lajoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|37||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|38||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Race|
* Larson will start at the back of the field and race in a rescue car on Sunday due to an accident in Saturday’s race.