2017 Homestead Starting Lineup: NASCAR Cup Series

Homestead-Miami Speedway starting lineup for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

It’s the final race of the 2017 NASCAR season. Before they race, they must qualify.

View the full 2017 Homestead starting lineup below.

It’s the final qualifying session as a full-time driver for at least 3 drivers. Dale Earnhardt Jr, Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick have all announced retirement for the 2018 season.

Round 1

Kevin Harvick is the first car on track. He’s ready to go. 31.103, it’s the fastest time we’ve seen all day.

15 minutes remain, Martin Truex Jr put it on track for the first time. He beats all 8 drivers that have turned a lap, by .4 seconds. Truex turned a 30.743.

12 minutes remain, Jimmie Johnson made multiple trips through inspection. He just cleared the final stage of the LIS.

8 minutes remain, all Championship 4 drivers have now turned a lap. Truex (1st), Busch (2nd), Harvick (4th) and Keselowski (9th). They will all transfer to the next round.

Martin Truex Jr wins round 1 qualifying. Danica Patrick is 25th, she missed the transfer spot by one position.

Round 1 Results: 1. Martin Truex Jr (30.743); 2. Kyle Busch; 3. Denny Hamlin; 4. Kevin Harvick; 5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 6. Kurt Busch; 7. Kyle Larson; 8. Clint Bowyer; 9. Brad Keselowsk; 10. Chase Elliott; 11. Michael McDowell; 12. Erik Jones;

Round 2

Dale Earnhardt Jr transfered into round 2. However, will he run? The #88 team made an engine change in practice. They will start at the tail either way. Pit selection is up for grabs in his final qualifying run. However, tire wear is important. He could start the race on fresher tires if he elects not to run.

Kevin Harvick is yet again the first car on track. Truex follows, he takes the numbers 1 spot.

7 minutes remain, Brad Keselowski is 10th of the 11 cars. His teammate is the only car slower thus far.

Martin Truex Jr wins round 2. Brad Keselowski just barely squeaks in, he’s tied for 12th with McMurray. Keselowski wins the tie breaker for the transfer spot.

Round 2 Results: 1. Martin Truex Jr; 2. Kyle Busch; 3. Denny Hamlin; 4. Matt Kenseth; 5. Kevin Harvick; 6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr; 7. Kyle Larson; 8. Kurt Busch; 9. Ryan Blaney; 10. Daniel Suarez; 11. Trevor Bayne; 12. Brad Keselowski;

Round 3

All 4 Championship 4 drivers have transferred to the final round.

Kevin Harvick is out first, Truex follows. Harvick gets loose! Harvick has to lift, that will kill his lap time. Truex to the top of the board.

Kyle Busch chases the car up the banking, but he stays in the throttle. He’s running higher than anyone but he’s still in the green.

Denny Hamlin is out last. Hamlin to the top! Harvick went out again, but he didn’t start his lap in time.

Homestead Starting Lineup
NASCAR Cup Series

1. Denny Hamlin
2. Martin Truex Jr
3. Kyle Busch
4. Matt Kenseth
5. Brad Keselowski
6. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
7. Kyle Larson
8. Kurt Busch
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Daniel Suarez
11. Ryan Blaney
12. Trevor Bayne
13. Jamie McMurray
14. Erik Jones
15. Paul Menard
16. Clint Bowyer
17. Austin Dillon
18. Chase Elliott
19. Joey Logano
20. Aric Almirola
21. Ryan Newman
22. Jimmie Johnson
23. Michael McDowell
24. Dale Earnhardt Jr
25. Danica Patrick
26. AJ Allmendinger
27. Kasey Kahne
28. Landon Cassill
29. Chris Buescher
30. David Ragan
31. Matt DiBenedetto
32. Ty Dillon
33. Cole Whitt
34. Corey LaJoie
35. Joey Gase
36. Jeffrey Earnhardt
37. Reed Sorenson
38. David Starr
39. Ray Black II

Related: Homestead TV Schedule


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