Sonoma Starting Lineup: June 2021 (NASCAR Cup Series)

NASCAR starting positions for Sonoma Raceway

This weekend, the NASCAR Cup Series returns to Sonoma Raceway. It’s the first race for the series at the California road course in 714 days.

View the Sonoma Raceway entry list below.

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This weekend, they’ll use the longer course layout. The carousel portion will be run, making the track a 2.52-mile course.

The starting grid is already set for Sunday’s NASCAR race. Kyle Larson will start from the pole position while Chase Elliott completes the front row.

How they set the Cup lineup for Sonoma Raceway

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.

Sonoma Raceway
Starting Lineup
June 6, 2021
NASCAR Cup Series

Start Pos | Car No. | Driver | Team | Sponsor

1. #5 Kyle Larson
Hendrick Motorsports

2. #9 Chase Elliott
Hendrick Motorsports
Napa Auto Parts

3. #24 William Byron
Hendrick Motorsports

4. #11 Denny Hamlin
Joe Gibbs Racing
FedEx Express

5. #18 Kyle Busch
Joe Gibbs Racing
Sport Clips

6. #3 Austin Dillon
Richard Childress Racing

7. #48 Alex Bowman
Hendrick Motorsports

8. #4 Kevin Harvick
Stewart-Haas Racing
Busch Light #BeerOverWine

9. #2 Brad Keselowski
Team Penske
America’s Tire

10. #8 Tyler Reddick
Richard Childress Racing

11. #12 Ryan Blaney
Team Penske

12. #17 Chris Buescher
Roush Fenway Racing

13. #22 Joey Logano
Team Penske

14. #47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr
JTG Daugherty Racing

15. #23 Bubba Wallace
23XI Racing

16. #99 Daniel Suarez
Trackhouse Racing

17. #21 Matt DiBenedetto
Wood Brothers Racing
Menards / Knauf

18. #43 Erik Jones
Richard Petty Motorsports
Black Entrepenuer Initiative

19. #19 Martin Truex Jr
Joe Gibbs Racing
Bass Pro

20. #20 Christopher Bell
Joe Gibbs Racing

21. #34 Michael McDowell
Front Row Motorsports
Love’s Travel Stops

22. #7 Corey LaJoie
Spire Motorsports
Nations Guard

23. #41 Cole Custer
Stewart-Haas Racing
Autodesk /

24. #6 Ryan Newman
Roush Fenway Racing
Guaranteed Rate

25. #14 Chase Briscoe
Stewart-Haas Racing
Ford Performance Racing School

26. #10 Aric Almirola
Stewart-Haas Racing
Farmer John

27. #37 Ryan Preece
JTG Daugherty Racing

28. #38 Anthony Alfredo
Front Row Motorsports

29. #42 Ross Chastain
Chip Ganassi Racing

30. #1 Kurt Busch
Chip Ganassi Racing
Monster Energy

31. #77 Ben Rhodes
Spire Motorsports
Kaeding Performance

32. #15 James Davison
Rick Ware Racing

33. #00 Quin Houff
Starcom Racing
8 Ball Chocolate Whiskey

34. #53 Garrett Smithley
Rick Ware Racing

35. #78 Scott Heckert
Live Fast Motorsports
Surface Sunscreen

36. #52 Josh Bilicki
Rick Ware Racing

37. #51 Cody Ware
Petty Ware Racing
Nurtec ODT


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