Kansas Starting Lineup: October 2021 (NASCAR Cup Series)

NASCAR starting positions for Kansas Speedway

This weekend, NASCAR returns to Kansas City, KS. The 1.5-mile track of Kansas Speedway is set to host the second of three races in the Round of 8 for the NASCAR Playoffs.

View the Kansas starting lineup for the NASCAR Cup Series below.

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The Kansas starting grid is already set. Kyle Larson rolls from the pole position while Ryan Blaney completes the front row.

How they set the Cup lineup for Kansas 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:

–Playoff drivers: Playoff contenders lineup first.

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.

Kansas Speedway
Starting Lineup
October 24, 2021
NASCAR Cup Series

Pos | Driver | Team | Sponsor

1. #5 Kyle Larson
Hendrick Motorsports

2. #12 Ryan Blaney
Team Penske
Menards / Cardell Cabinetry

3. #2 Brad Keselowski
Team Penske
Discount Tire

4. #18 Kyle Busch
Joe Gibbs Racing
M&M’s Halloween

5. #9 Chase Elliott
Hendrick Motorsports
NAPA Auto Parts

6. #11 Denny Hamlin
Joe Gibbs Racing
FedEx Freight

7. #19 Martin Truex Jr
Joe Gibbs Racing
Bass Pro Shops

8. #22 Joey Logano
Team Penske
Shell Pennzoil

9. #24 William Byron
Hendrick Motorsports

10. #20 Christopher Bell
Joe Gibbs Racing

11. #4 Kevin Harvick
Stewart-Haas Racing
Subway Delivery

12. #8 Tyler Reddick
Richard Childress Racing
Cat Dealer Tech

13. #1 Kurt Busch
Chip Ganassi Racing

14. #3 Austin Dillon
Richard Childress Racing
Get Bioethanol

15. #21 Matt DiBenedetto
Wood Brothers Racing
Menards / Monster

16. #99 Daniel Suarez
Trackhouse Racing
Good Sam

17. #43 Erik Jones
Richard Petty Motorsports
Petty’s Garage

18. #34 Michael McDowell
Front Row Motorsports
Love’s Travel Stops

19. #14 Chase Briscoe
Stewart-Haas Racing

20. #10 Aric Almirola
Stewart-Haas Racing
Farmland / Hy-Vee

21. #17 Chris Buescher
Roush Fenway Racing

22. #41 Cole Custer
Stewart-Haas Racing
Feeding America / Wow Wow

23. #7 Corey LaJoie
Spire Motorsports
Circle B Diecast

24. #42 Ross Chastain
Chip Ganassi Racing

25. #48 Alex Bowman
Hendrick Motorsports

26. #78 BJ McLeod
Live Fast Motorsports
NASCAR Ignition

27. #23 Bubba Wallace
23XI Racing
Door Dash

28. #47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr
JTG Daugherty Racing
Bush’s Beans

29. #38 Anthony Alfredo
Front Row Motorsports
Speedy Cash

30. #52 Josh Bilicki
Rick Ware Racing

31. #6 Ryan Newman
Roush Fenway Racing
Violet Defense

32. #37 Ryan Preece
JTG Daugherty Racing
Louisiana Hot Sauce

33. #77 Justin Haley
Spire Motorsports
Circle B Diecast

34. #15 Ryan Ellis
Rick Ware Racing

35. #00 Quin Houff
Starcom Racing

36. #51 Cody Ware
Petty Ware Racing
Nurtec ODT

37. #66 Chad Finchum
MBM Motorsports
Smithbilt Homes

38. #13 David Starr
MBM Motorsports

39. #53 Joey Gase
Rick Ware Racing

40. #96 Parker Kligerman
Gaunt Brothers Racing
Fast Checkout

Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick - NASCAR Cup Series at Kansas Speedway
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – JULY 23: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Apple Ford, lead the field to start the NASCAR Cup Series Super Start Batteries 400 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Kansas Speedway on July 23, 2020 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
NASCAR Cup Series
Point Standings

Points After: Texas
Round of 8 (Race 1 of 3)

Pos | Driver | Points =/- Cut

1. Kyle Larson
1 Win (Locked In)

2. Ryan Blaney

3. Denny Hamlin

4. Kyle Busch

— Championship Round Cutline —

5. Chase Elliott

6. Brad Keselowski

7. Martin Truex Jr

8. Joey Logano


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