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NASCAR lineup, Starting order and pole for Monday's race without qualifying due to weather

NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol

Race time: 4 p.m. ET Monday

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (1/2-mile dirt track)

Length: 250 laps (125 miles)


Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 100. Stage 2 ends Lap 200.

Next Truck race: Monday at Bristol Motor Speedway (150 laps, 75 miles), 12 p.m. ET on FS1


Rain and mud forced NASCAR to postpone the Cup and Truck Series qualifying heat races that were scheduled for this Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bristol Dirt 2021. NASCAR said in a statement that they will now move the racing dates for both series to Monday. These planned dirt races with modern cars just might not work out as NASCAR planned it, the issues behind the canceling of the race seems to be huge.

With the NASCAR heat races rained out this weekend, who will be in the lineup? The lineups will be set by the formula NASCAR has used for races without practice and qualifying.

All drivers' starting positions for the Food City Dirt Race 2021 (3:30 p.m. ET TV time, 4 p.m. green flag; Fox, TSN5, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) were based on four factors:

  • Driver's finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)

  • Car owner's finishing position from the previous race (25 percent)

  • Team owner points ranking (35 percent)

  • Fastest lap from the previous race (15 percent)

Below is the starting lineup for Sunday's NASCAR race on the 0.533-mile dirt track at Bristol, which was set without qualifying.

Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Bristol?

Kyle Larson was awarded the pole position after Saturday's heat races were canceled. Larson is second in the Cup Series point standings after six races, with one win, three top-fives and five top-10s. Points leader Denny Hamlin will start on Larson's outside in the second position. Hamlin has no wins but five top-five and five top-10 finishes.

Larson's championship experience as a dirt racer should make him an even bigger favorite to win Monday's race. The rest of the top 10 after Larson and Hamlin: Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Alex Bowman, William Byron, Austin Dillon and Joey Logano.

NASCAR starting lineup at Bristol

The starting lineup for Monday's race at Bristol was determined through a mathematical formula NASCAR adopted late in the 2020 season. The formula produced this starting lineup for Monday's NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the Food City Dirt Race.

Sources: NBCSports

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