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How the race order will be set Friday’s Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway

We go over the starting grid for Friday’s Xfinity Series race at the Kentucky Speedway.

Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric during the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

NASCAR is back for the second half of back-to-back Xfinity Series races at Kentucky Speedway. Austin Cindric won Thursday evening’s Shady Rays 200, leading 41 laps and finishing ahead of Riley Herbst, Ross Chastain, Chase Briscoe, and Michael Annett in the top five.

Friday brings the Alsco 300. The race once again airs on FS1 and gets going at 8 p.m. ET. NASCAR has removed qualifying from most races for health and safety reasons, and is using two options to figure out the starting lineup. Thursday’s starting order was determined by a random draw of three groups based on owners points. Friday’s starting order is based on the results from Thursday’s race.

The top 15 finishers from Thursday’s race are placed in reversed order to start Friday. That means Cindric starts 15th, Herbst is 14th, and Chastain is 13th. Myatt Snider finished 15th on Thursday and will get the pole position. Spots 16 through 36 are simply those results slotted in from Thursday. Chad Finchum is 16th and Brandon Jones is 36th.

Briscoe was the Thursday favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook at +225, and is back as the +250 favorite for Friday. He’s followed by Cindric (+300), Noah Gragson (+300), Chastain (+700), and Justin Allgaier (+750).

Here is the complete starting grid for Friday’s Alsco 300.

2020 Alsco 300 starting lineup

Pos Driver Car
Pos Driver Car
1 Myatt Snider 93
2 Jesse Little 4
3 Joe Graf, Jr. 8
4 Jeremy Clements 51
5 Noah Gragson 9
6 Brett Moffitt 2
7 Ryan Sieg 39
8 Kyle Weatherman 47
9 Justin Haley 11
10 Anthony Alfredo 21
11 Michael Annett 1
12 Chase Briscoe 98
13 Ross Chastain 10
14 Riley Herbst 18
15 Austin Cindric 22
16 Chad Finchum 13
17 Harrison Burton 20
18 B.J. McLeod 6
19 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 90
20 Justin Allgaier 7
21 Timmy Hill 61
22 Bayley Currey 74
23 Vinnie Miller 78
24 Alex Labbe 36
25 Kody Vanderwal 52
26 Josh Williams 92
27 Brandon Brown 68
28 Mason Massey 99
29 Jeffrey Earnhardt 0
30 Matt Mills 05
31 Garrett Smithley 7
32 Colby Howard 15
33 Tommy Joe Martins 44
34 Jeb Burton 8
35 Stephen Leicht 66
36 Brandon Jones 19
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