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How the race order will be set for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Dover

We go over how the race order will be set for the first leg of this weekend’s Drydene 200.

Chase Briscoe, driver of the #98 Highpoint.com Ford, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series UNOH 188 at Daytona International Speedway on August 15, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

The NASCAR Xfinity Series will follow up last week’s race with the Drydene 200 on Saturday at Dover International Speedway. The race is set to be aired at 12:30 p.m. ET and will precede a second Drydene 200 set to run on Sunday. We’ll go over the betting favorites and how the starting grid will be determined for the first leg below.

NASCAR changed how the qualifying will be determined in the three national series (Cup, Xfinity, Gander Outdoors Truck) in early August. 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%)

This system will be used for the remaining regular season races and the playoffs.

Austin Cindric is the the pole sitter and is looking to follow up last week’s win at Daytona. He and Chase Briscoe are favored at +225 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Those two are trailed by Justin Allgaier (+450) and Noah Gragson (+650), who both finished inside the top five at Daytona.

Here’s what the rest of the field looks like for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race.

2020 Drydene 200 starting order (Race 1)

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