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How the race order will be set for Sunday’s Cup Series Race at Martinsville

We go over the betting favorites and starting grid ahead of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsvile Speedway.

Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Discount Tire Ford, leads Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Auto Owners Insurance Toyota, during the NASCAR Cup Series Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on May 31, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series is headed to Martinsville Speedway this Sunday for the Xfinity 500. The race is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC. Let’s go over the starting grid and who has the best odds to win on DraftKings Sportsbook.

NASCAR made changes to how qualifying in the three national series (Cup, Xfinity, Gander Outdoors Truck) in August. Three performance metrics are utilized, with each one weighted a little different. It breaks down as follows from the series’ previous event:

  • 15% of a fastest lap time position
  • 25% of the driver’s final race finish position
  • 25% of the owner’s final race position
  • 35% of the owner points position

Martin Truex Jr. (+325) will start in second and is the favorite after losing to his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Truex as docked 20 points for using an illegal spoiler two races but has been great at Martinsville in recent years. He has five top five finishes and two wins in his last seven races at the venue. Denny Hamlin and pole sitter Brad Keselowski have the second-best odds and are even at +550 while Busch sits at +850 following his first Cup Series win of the season.

Here’s what the full starting grid looks like for Sunday’s race.

2020 Xfinity 500 starting order

Rank Driver Nbr
Rank Driver Nbr
1 Brad Keselowski 2
2 Martin Truex, Jr. 19
3 Alex Bowman 88
4 Denny Hamlin 11
5 Kurt Busch 1
6 Kevin Harvick 4
7 Joey Logano 22
8 Chase Elliott 9
9 Kyle Busch 18
10 Ryan Blaney 12
11 Christopher Bell 95
12 Matt DiBenedetto 21
13 William Byron 24
14 Austin Dillon 3
15 Cole Custer 41
16 Clint Bowyer 14
17 Tyler Reddick 8
18 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 47
19 Erik Jones 20
20 Aric Almirola 10
21 Ryan Newman 6
22 Ryan Preece 37
23 John Hunter Nemechek 38
24 Michael McDowell 34
25 Ty Dillon 13
26 Corey LaJoie 32
27 Jimmie Johnson 48
28 Chris Buescher 17
29 Daniel Suarez 96
30 Brennan Poole 15
31 Matt Kenseth 42
32 Bubba Wallace 43
33 Josh Bilicki 7
34 Timmy Hill 66
35 Quin Houff 0
36 Garrett Smithley 77
37 James Davison 53
38 J.J. Yeley 27
39 Joey Gase 51