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How the race order will be set for Friday’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol

Justin Allgaier has a chance to win a third straight race in the Xfinity series on Friday.

Justin Allgaier, driver of the #7 BRANDT Chevrolet, leads the field during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Virginia is for Racing Lovers 250 at Richmond Raceway on September 12, 2020 in Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Food City 300 is set for Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET and will air on NBCS. We’ll go over the betting favorites to win and the starting grid here.

The starting grid has been determined by random draws that take team owner points into account since the restart, but NASCAR has changed how qualifying works 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%)

Pole sitter Justin Allgaier is the favorite on DraftKings Sportsbook at +250. He’s won two straight Xfinity Series races and plenty of experience at Bristol. Allgaier has five top five finishes in his last seven races at Bristol. Points leader Austin Cindric will start in fourth on the grid and has the second best odds at +275. Chase Briscoe rounds out the top three at +300 and will start behind Allgaier.

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

2020 Food City 300 starting lineup

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