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How the race order will be set for Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400

We break down the starting grid ahead of Sunday’s Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway.

A general view as cars pit during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Dixie Vodka is set to take place on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway. The race will be aired at 3:30 p.m ET on FOX.

The starting grid will be determined by random draws that account for where each driver stands in the points race. Here’s how it works.

  • Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points

Denny Hamlin claimed the pole position in the random draw, with Joey Logano joining him on the front row. Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch follow them on the second row. Reed Sorenson claimed the final spot in the race order.

Martin Truex Jr., who won the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 earlier this week, has finished second at Homestead in each of his last two races at the track. He has the second best odds (+500) to win on DraftKings Sportsbook and only trails Kevin Harvick (+400). Truex’s latest win helped him climb to fourth in the Cup Series standings.

Team Penske looked dominant Sunday at Martinsville, as Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski, and Joey Logano all finished in the top five. Logano (+750) and Keselowski (+1000) have both been top five drivers on intermediate tracks since 2018 and should be among the favorites to win at Homestead.

Here is the full starting grid for Sunday’s Dixie Cup 400.

Dixie Vodka 400 starting lineup

Pos Driver Car Team
Pos Driver Car Team
1 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
2 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
3 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
4 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
7 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
8 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
9 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
10 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
11 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
12 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
13 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
14 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
15 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
16 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
17 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
18 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
19 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
20 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
21 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
22 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
23 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
24 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
25 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
26 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
27 Josh Bilicki 53 Rick Ware Racing
28 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
29 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
30 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
31 Quin Houff 0 StarCom Racing
32 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
33 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
34 BJ McLeod 77 Spire Motorsports
35 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
36 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Business Management
39 Reed Sorenson 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing