UPDATE: Joey Logano was selected for pole position. Jimmie Johnson was selected to start fourth, but withdrew after testing positive for Covid-19. Justin Allgaier replaced Johnson in the #48 card and will start fourth.
The NASCAR Cup Series’ Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 will run Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It will begin at 4:00 p.m. ET and can be watched on NBC.
The starting grid for the Big Machine 400 will be determined by random draws that account for where each driver stands in the points race.
Here’s the complete breakdown of how NASCAR will run things for Sunday’s race.
- 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
Kevin Harvick (+400) is the favorite and tallied a win and a second place finish at Pocono Raceway last weekend. Although he has two wins in 19 starts at Indianapolis, he has 13 top 10s and has only dropped outside of the top 20 once. He’s trailed by Denny Hamlin (+500), who has won two of his last four races and also stole a victory at Pocono. He has more wins (4) than any other driver in the Cup Series.
Although Kyle Busch (+550) doesn’t have a single win this season, he has the third best odds on DraftKings Sportsbook. He didn’t finish at Sunday’s Pocono 350, but got his seventh top five finish of the year at the Pocono Organics 325 on Saturday.
Here’s how the complete starting grid for the Big Machine 400 looks like.
Big Machine 400 starting lineup
|8||Martin Truex, Jr.||19|
|19||John Hunter Nemechek||38|
|24||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||47|