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How the Consumers Energy 400 race order will be set Sunday at Michigan

NASCAR is racing a doubleheader in Michigan this weekend, with races on Saturday and Sunday. We break down how the starting grid will be set for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400, which will be shaped by results from Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400.

A general view of Michigan International Speedway during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Consumers Energy 400 race on August 11, 2019 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Photo by Joseph Weiser/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

NASCAR is traveling to Michigan this weekend for a full show featuring one Truck Series race, one Xfinity Series race, and two Cup Series races. The Cup Series will run the FireKeepers Casino 400 on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET, airing on NBC Sports Network. A day later, the Consumers Energy 400 will run at 4:30 p.m. ET, also airing on NBC Sports Network.

NASCAR will not be running qualifying events for any of its races the remainder of the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, random draw connected to owner points will determine the starting lineup for most remaining races. This weekend offers one of the exceptions.

The Saturday FireKeepers Casino 400 starting grid will use random draw based on owner points. However, Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 race order will be determined by inverting the top 20 finishers at Saturday’s race, with the rest of the field from 21st on back filled out based on those finishers on Saturday.

2020 Consumers Energy 400 starting lineup

Starting spot Driver Car #
Starting spot Driver Car #
1 Chris Buescher 17
2 Clint Bowyer 14
3 Tyler Reddick 8
4 Matt Kenseth 42
5 Aric Almirola 10
6 Matt DiBenedetto 21
7 William Byron 24
8 Christopher Bell 95
9 Jimmie Johnson 48
10 Erik Jones 20
11 Kurt Busch 1
12 Bubba Wallace 43
13 Joey Logano 22
14 Chase Elliott 9
15 Denny Hamlin 11
16 Kyle Busch 18
17 Ryan Blaney 12
18 Martin Truex, Jr. 19
19 Brad Keselowski 2
20 Kevin Harvick 4
21 Alex Bowman 88
22 Corey LaJoie 32
23 Ty Dillon 13
24 Daniel Suarez 96
25 Ryan Preece 37
26 J.J. Yeley 27
27 Quin Houff 0
28 Ryan Newman 6
29 Michael McDowell 34
30 Reed Sorenson 74
31 Austin Dillon 3
32 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 47
33 Timmy Hill 66
34 Cole Custer 41
35 Garrett Smithley 53
36 John Hunter Nemechek 38
37 Brennan Poole 15
38 James Davison 51
39 Josh Bilicki 7