NASCAR lineup at Road America: Starting order, pole for Sunday’s race with qualifying

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NASCAR conducted qualifying for just the sixth time this season on Sunday when drivers drove around the 4.048-mile course at Road America to set the starting lineup for the Jockey Made in America 250 presented by KwikTrip (2:30 p.m. ET; NBC, TSN1,4,5, MRN).

On-track qualifying is a rarity this season as NASCAR tries to limit the amount of time teams spend at the track amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Only eight races total are scheduled to have practice and qualifying in 2021; Road America was race No. 6, joining Daytona (for the Daytona 500), Bristol’s dirt track, Circuit of the Americas, Charlotte (for the Coca-Cola 600) and Nashville.

The remaining sessions will be for a new track on the schedule (Indianapolis’ road course) and the season-ending Championship 4 race at Phoenix. Road America is a “new” track as well: NASCAR’s Cup Series has not raced at the course since 1956, but the Xfinity Series has been racing there since 2010.

Below is the starting lineup, which was set with qualifying, for Sunday’s Jockey Made in America 250 presented by KwikTrip at Road America..

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Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Road America?

WIlliam Byron was the fastest of the 12 drivers who competed for the pole in the second round of qualifying. He turned in a lap time of 2 minutes, 12.049 seconds (110.359 mph).

Byron’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson will join him on the front row of the starting grid after qualifying second.

Their teammate Chase Elliott failed to advance to the second round. He did not record a lap time during the first round because cautions on the course slowed him down enough that he reached the start/finish line after Round 1 ended. He will start 34th.

Kyle Busch will drop to the rear of the field for the green flag. He crashed in practice, which forced his team to go to a backup car. Busch won the Xfinity race at Road America on Saturday.

NASCAR starting lineup at Road America

NASCAR used two rounds of qualifying to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Road America, the Jockey Made in America 250 presented by KwikTrip. The fastest 12 cars in Round 1 advanced to Round 2. Forty cars were entered for the race.

Start pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
2 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
3 AJ Allmendinger 16 Kaulig Racing
4 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
5 Austin Cindric 33 Team Penske
6 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
7 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
8 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
9 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
10 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
11 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing
12 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
13 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
14 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
15 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
16 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
17 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
18 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
19 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
20 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
21 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
22 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
23 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
24 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
25 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
26 James Davison 15 Rick Ware Racing
27 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
28 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
29 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
30 Kyle Tilley 78 Live Fast Motorsports
31 Ryan Eversley 53 Rick Ware Racing
32 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
33 Quin Houff 00 Starcom Racing
34 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
35 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
36 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
37 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
38 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
39 Ty Dillon 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
40 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing

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