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Daytona Starting Lineup: August 2021 (NASCAR Cup Series)

Daytona Starting Lineup: August 2021 (NASCAR Cup Series)

NASCAR starting positions for Daytona International Speedway

This weekend, NASCAR returns to Daytona Beach, Florida. 


The starting grid is already set. Kyle Larson will start from the pole position while William Byron completes the front row.

How they set the Cup lineup for Michigan International Speedway

There’s no qualifying or practice sessions this weekend. Instead, the field has been set via a weighted system with multiple factors at play.

NASCAR’s metrics formula for 2021:

25 percent: Driver’s finishing position from the previous race.

25 percent: Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race.

35 percent: Team owner points ranking.


15 percent: Fastest lap from the previous race.

NASCAR Cup Series
Starting Lineup
August 28, 2021
Daytona International Speedway

Start Pos | Car No | Driver | Team | Sponsor

1. #5 Kyle Larson
Hendrick Motorsports
Valvoline Instant Oil Change

2. #24 William Byron
Hendrick Motorsports
Liberty University

3. #11 Denny Hamlin
Joe Gibbs Racing
FEDEX Shaping Black Futures

4. #18 Kyle Busch
Joe Gibbs Racing
Interstate Batteries

5. #9 Chase Elliott
Hendrick Motorsports

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