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How the race order will be set for Sunday’s Truck Series race at Daytona

We go over the starting grid for Sunday’s Truck Series race at Daytona.

Brett Moffitt, driver of the CMR Construction & Roofing Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series World of Westgate Las Vegas 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 13, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series’ next race will be the be the Sunoco 159 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway’s road course. The race will be aired at 12:00 p.m. ET on FS1. We’ll go over the the betting favorites and how the starting order will be determined below.

The starting grid has been determined by random draws that take team owner points into account since the restart, but last week NASCAR announced that qualifying will work differently in the three national series (Cup, Xfinity, Gander Outdoors Truck) moving forward. Here’s a breakdown of the new system.

Three performance metrics will be utilized, with each one weighted a little different. It breaks down as follows.

  • Finishing position from the previous race (weighted 50%)
  • Ranking in team owner points standings (35%)
  • Fastest lap from the previous race (15%)

The Sunoco 159 will be a road race, and Brett Moffitt (+200) is the favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook. He won his last road race at the Chevrolet Silverado 250 last year and will start third on the grid, behind pole sitter Zane Smith and Christian Eckes. Alex Tagliani (+400) has the second best odds but hasn’t been active in this year’s Truck Series. He finished second to Moffitt in last year’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 though. Points leader Austin Hill rounds at the top three at +750.

Here’s what the rest of the field looks like for Sunday’s Truck Series race.

2020 Sunoco 159 starting lineup

Rank Driver Car #
Rank Driver Car #
1 Zane Smith 21
2 Christian Eckes 18
3 Brett Moffitt 23
4 Austin Hill 16
5 Tyler Ankrum 26
6 Todd Gilliland 38
7 Tanner Gray 15
8 Ben Rhodes 99
9 Derek Kraus 19
10 Raphael Lessard 4
11 Johnny Sauter 13
12 Matt Crafton 88
13 Ty Majeski 45
14 Sheldon Creed 2
15 Tate Fogleman 2
16 Parker Kligerman 75
17 Grant Enfinger 98
18 Codie Rohrbaugh 9
19 Tyler Hill 56
20 Cory Roper 4
21 Alex Tagliani 51
22 Stewart Friesen 52
23 Austin Wayne Self 22
24 Spencer Boyd 20
25 Jordan Anderson 3
26 Kris Wright 24
27 Carson Hocevar 40
28 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10
29 Natalie Decker 44
30 Scott Lagasse, Jr. 30
31 Spencer Davis 11
32 Norm Benning 6
33 Bobby Kennedy 0
34 Bryan Collyer 33
35 Mark Smith 42
36 Bobby Reuse 68
37 Roger Reuse 49
38 Mike Skeen 8
39 Tim Viens 83