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How the race order will be set this Saturday at Pocono Raceway

We break down how the starting order will be determined for the duo of NASCAR Cup Series races set to take place at Pocono Raceway this weekend.

Kyle Busch, driver of the Skittles Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 28, 2019 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Pocono Organics 325 is set to run Saturday at Pocono Raceway. It will be the first of two races at the venue this weekend, as the Pocono 350 is schedule for Sunday. The Pocono 325 will be aired at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX while the Pocono 350 will be aired at 4:00 p.m. ET on FS1.

The starting grid for the Pocono Organics 325 will be determined by random draws that account for where each driver stands in the points race. Sunday’s Pocono 350 starting grid will see the top half of the order the inverse of Saturday’s finish.

Here’s how the starting order for Saturday’s race will be determined.

  • 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, non-chartered teams in order of owners points

Kyle Busch (+500) is the favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook despite being winless this year. He’s won two of his last four races at Pocono Raceway, so maybe he’ll be able to get back on track at a place where he’s had so much success in recent years. Busch even with Cup Series leader Kevin Harvick (+500), and Chase Elliott (+700) rounds out the top three.

Denny Hamlin (+750) has more wins than any other driver in the field at Pocono Raceway, but Ryan Blaney (+1100) has been very impressive as of late and notched his first win of the season at the GEICO 500 on Monday.

Here’s how the starting order for the Pocono Organics 325 looks.

Poconos Organics 325 race order

Pos Driver Car Team
Pos Driver Car Team
1 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
2 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
3 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
4 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
5 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
6 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
7 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
8 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
9 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
10 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
11 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
12 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
13 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
14 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
15 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
16 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
17 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
18 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
19 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
20 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
21 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
22 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
23 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
24 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
25 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
26 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
27 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
28 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
29 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
30 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
31 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
32 Quin Houff 0 StarCom Racing
33 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
34 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
35 James Davison 77 Spire Motorsports
36 Christopher Bell 95 Leavin Family Racing
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Business Management
39 BJ McLeod 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports
40 Josh Bilicki 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing