Starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas

Almirola draws pole
Almirola draws pole

The starting lineup for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) has been set.

Aric Almirola will start from the pole position, with Ryan Blaney joining him on the front row to lead the field to green for the 334-lap, 501-mile race.

The lineup for the race was determined by a random draw, with NBC Sports announcing the results online. The parameters for the draw were as follows:

  • Positions 1-12 determined by a random draw from charter teams in those positions in team owner points
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw among charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw among charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 37-40: will be filled out by open, non-chartered teams in order of owner points

Here is a look at the full lineup:

St Driver Car # Team
1 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
2 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
3 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
4 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
7 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
8 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
10 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
12 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
13 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
14 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
15 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
16 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
17 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
18 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
19 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
20 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
21 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
22 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
23 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
24 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
25 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
26 Quin Houff 00 StarCom Racing
27 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
28 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
29 Gray Gaulding 27 Rick Ware Racing
30 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
31 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
32 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
33 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
34 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
35 JJ Yeley 77 Spire Motorsports
36 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Business Management
39 BJ McLeod 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports
40 Reed Sorenson 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing

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