Denny Hamlin will start from the Cup pole position at Talladega

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green in a NASCAR Cup Series race for the second time this season, starting first Sunday in the starting lineup for the playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway” data-reactid=”14″>Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green in a NASCAR Cup Series race for the second time this season, starting first Sunday in the starting lineup for the playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Kurt Busch, who won the Round of 12 opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will start second. Martin Truex Jr. and Alex Bowman will form the second row.” data-reactid=”15″>Kurt Busch, who won the Round of 12 opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will start second. Martin Truex Jr. and Alex Bowman will form the second row.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Here are the starting positions for the rest of the 12 playoff drivers (in order): Kevin Harvick (fifth), Kyle Busch (sixth), Brad Keselowski (seventh), Joey Logano (eighth), Clint Bowyer (ninth), Chase Elliott (10th), Aric Almirola (11th) and Austin Dillon (12th),” data-reactid=”20″>Here are the starting positions for the rest of the 12 playoff drivers (in order): Kevin Harvick (fifth), Kyle Busch (sixth), Brad Keselowski (seventh), Joey Logano (eighth), Clint Bowyer (ninth), Chase Elliott (10th), Aric Almirola (11th) and Austin Dillon (12th),

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="STARTING LINEUP: Where everyone will start in the Yellawood 500” data-reactid=”21″>STARTING LINEUP: Where everyone will start in the Yellawood 500

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Hamlin, who will be starting first in a Cup race for the first time since June 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was awarded the Busch Pole Award using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, the driver’s finish, team owner’s finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led a race-high 121 laps and finished third Sunday at Las Vegas.” data-reactid=”22″>Hamlin, who will be starting first in a Cup race for the first time since June 14 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, was awarded the Busch Pole Award using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, the driver’s finish, team owner’s finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led a race-high 121 laps and finished third Sunday at Las Vegas.

Since the end of the regular season, playoff cars now fill the top starting positions, according to how many remain eligible for the championship. In the Round of 12, the top 12 starting positions will be playoff cars; in the Round of 8, the top eight starting positions will be playoff cars, etc.

NASCAR previously had used a random draw to set most of its lineups since returning in May during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has eliminated practice and qualifying on nearly all race weekends.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Click here for the Talladega Cup starting lineup for Sunday.” data-reactid=”25″>Click here for the Talladega Cup starting lineup for Sunday.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega&nbsp;” data-reactid=”26″>NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Race time: 2 p.m. ET, Sunday” data-reactid=”27″>Race time: 2 p.m. ET, Sunday

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Track:&nbsp;Talladega Superspeedway; Talladega, Alabama (2.66-mile speedway)” data-reactid=”28″>Track: Talladega Superspeedway; Talladega, Alabama (2.66-mile speedway)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Length: 188 laps (500 miles)” data-reactid=”29″>Length: 188 laps (500 miles)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 60. Stage 2 ends Lap 120.” data-reactid=”30″>Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 60. Stage 2 ends Lap 120.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="TV coverage: NBC” data-reactid=”31″>TV coverage: NBC

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)” data-reactid=”32″>Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Streaming: NBC Sports app (subscription required); mrn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)” data-reactid=”33″>Streaming: NBC Sports app (subscription required); mrn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Next Truck race:&nbsp;Saturday at Talladega (94 laps, 250.04 miles), 1 p.m. ET on FS1″ data-reactid=”34″>Next Truck race: Saturday at Talladega (94 laps, 250.04 miles), 1 p.m. ET on FS1

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Next Xfinity race:&nbsp;Saturday at Talladega (113 laps, 300.58 miles), 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN” data-reactid=”35″>Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Talladega (113 laps, 300.58 miles), 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

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