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How NASCAR race order will be set Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway

We break down the starting order for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Light Apple Ford, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series’ O’Reilly Auto Parts is set wrap up a weekend of action Sunday at 3:00 p.m ET. The race will take place at Texas Motor Speed way and will be aired on NBCSN.

The starting grid for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 is determined by random draws that account for where each driver stands in the points race. Here’s how the starting order for Sunday’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

Aric Almirola won the draw for the pole position and will be joined by Ryan Blaney on the front row. They’ll be followed by Kurt and Kyle Busch in row 2, and Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski in row three.

Harvick is the Cup Series points leader and the favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook at +300. He’s on a roll right now and has notched five straight top five finishes. He’s trailed by sixth place Denny Hamlin (+600) and 11th place Kyle Busch (+650), who is still looking for his first Cup Series win of the season. Almirola (+2000) is looking for his first victory of the current campaign.

Here’s how the starting order for the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 looks.

O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 starting order

Pos Driver Car
Pos Driver Car
1 Aric Almirola 10
2 Ryan Blaney 12
3 Kurt Busch 1
4 Kyle Busch 18
5 Kevin Harvick 4
6 Brad Keselowski 2
7 Denny Hamlin 11
8 Chase Elliott 9
9 Joey Logano 22
10 Martin Truex, Jr. 19
11 Matt DiBenedetto 21
12 Alex Bowman 88
13 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 47
14 Bubba Wallace 43
15 Ryan Newman 6
16 Chris Buescher 17
17 Clint Bowyer 14
18 William Byron 24
19 Cole Custer 41
20 Jimmie Johnson 48
21 Austin Dillon 3
22 Matt Kenseth 42
23 Erik Jones 20
24 Tyler Reddick 8
25 Ryan Preece 37
26 Quin Houff 0
27 Garrett Smithley 53
28 John Hunter Nemechek 38
29 Gray Gaulding 27
30 Ty Dillon 13
31 J.J. Yeley 51
32 Brennan Poole 15
33 Christopher Bell 95
34 Michael McDowell 34
35 Joey Gase 77
36 Corey LaJoie 32
37 Daniel Suarez 96
38 Timmy Hill 66
39 B.J. McLeod 78
40 Reed Sorenson 7