NASCAR roster in Sonoma: start order, pole for Sunday’s race without qualifying
The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway was established by applying the statistical formula used by NASCAR for the majority of series races in 2021.
NASCAR returned to formula after staging qualifying the previous two weekends at the Circuit of the Americas and Charlotte.
The driver’s starting positions for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 (4 p.m. ET; FS1, TSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:
- Final position of the driver from the previous race (25%)
- Final position of the car owner in the previous race (25%)
- Team owner’s point ranking (35%)
- Best lap of the previous race (15%)
NASCAR conducts qualifying and training for just eight Cup Series races during the 2021 season. The remaining sessions will be held at Nashville, Road America, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Phoenix Road Course. The first three tracks are new to the NASCAR calendar, and Phoenix is the site of the season-ending Championship 4 race.
Below is the starting lineup, which was established without qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race on the 2.52 mile road course at Sonoma Raceway.
Who won pole for the NASCAR race in Sonoma?
Kyle Larson is on pole for Sunday’s race after his dominant victory in the Coca-Cola 600. Driver Hendrick Motorsports also holds the number 1 dropout location for the race.
His teammates Chase Elliott and William Byron took second and third places in the roster. Cup Series points leader Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin completed the second row.
Martin Truex Jr., the two-time reigning race winner, was awarded the 19th starting position.
NASCAR starting eleven in Somoma
NASCAR used a mathematical formula to define the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Sonoma Raceway, the Toyota / Save Mart 350, without qualifying. Thirty-seven drivers were registered for the race.
|Pos. starting||Driver||Car number||Team|
|1||Kyle larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|2||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||Guillaume Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Denny hamlin||11||Joe gibbs racing|
|5||Kyle busch||18||Joe gibbs racing|
|6||Austin dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|7||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|8||Kevin harvic||4||Stewart-Haas Race|
|9||Brad Keselowski||2||Penske team|
|ten||Tyler reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|11||Ryan blaney||12||Penske team|
|12||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|13||Joey logano||22||Penske team|
|14||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Girls Race|
|15||Bubba wallace||23||23XI Race|
|16||Daniel Suarez placeholder image||99||Trackhouse Racing Team|
|17||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wood brothers racing|
|18||Erik Jones||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|19||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe gibbs racing|
|20||Christophe bell||20||Joe gibbs racing|
|21||Michael mcdowell||34||Motorsports in the first row|
|22||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|23||Cole custer||41||Stewart-Haas Race|
|24||Ryan newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|25||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Race|
|26||Aric almirola||ten||Stewart-Haas Race|
|27||Ryan precece||37||JTG Girls Race|
|28||Anthony Alfredo||38||Motorsports in the first row|
|29||Ross chastain||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|30||Kurt busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|31||Ben rhodes||77||Spire Motorsports|
|32||James davison||15||Rick ware racing|
|33||Quin Houff||00||StarCom Race|
|34||Garrett smithley||53||Rick ware racing|
|35||Scott Heckert||78||Experience fast motorsports|
|36||Josh bilicki||52||Rick ware racing|
|37||Cody ware||51||Small items shopping|