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NASCAR starting lineup: Kyle Larson wins pole for Cup Series Championship race

The 2021 Cup Series Championship takes place on November 7th this year. We’ve got the full racing order for Sunday’s race at the Phoenix Raceway.

A general view of racing as the sun sets during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix Raceway on November 05, 2021 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series closes out its 2021 season and the overall NASCAR calendar on Sunday with the Championship race at Phoenix Raceway. The green flag drops at 3 p.m. ET on NBC. The day before, qualifying is taking place to determine the starting lineup. Qualifying gets started at 7 p.m. and will air on TV at CNBC and via live stream at NBC Sports Live.

Kyle Larson is the favorite to win the race at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is installed at +190, and is followed by Chase Elliott (+340), Denny Hamlin (+400), and Martin Truex, Jr. (+450). The next closest driver is William Byron at +1400. Larson, Elliott, Hamlin, and Truex are the Championship 4 competing for the season-ending playoff title, so the odds split is not surprising. The rest of the field will compete to win, but if we’re looking at a close finish between the four title contenders, we could see some of the rest of the field backing off a bit

Here is the full entry list for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship. We’ll update the qualifying results as they come in.

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Championship, entry list

Pos. Driver Car # Team Qualifying time
Pos. Driver Car # Team Qualifying time
1 Kyle Larson 5 Rick Hendrick 26.116
2 Chase Elliott 9 Rick Hendrick 26.289
3 William Byron 24 Rick Hendrick 26.307
4 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi 26.315
5 Ryan Blaney 12 Roger Penske 26.315
6 Cole Custer 41 Stewart Haas Racing 26.327
7 Brad Keselowski 2 Roger Penske 26.432
8 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs 26.433
9 Joey Logano 22 Roger Penske 26.436
10 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs 26.464
11 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers 26.469
12 Martin Truex, Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs 26.494
13 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart Haas Racing 26.514
14 Alex Bowman 48 Rick Hendrick 26.544
15 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart Haas Racing 26.544
16 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi 26.544
17 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing 26.558
18 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs 26.565
19 Ryan Newman 6 Jack Roush 26.568
20 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 47 JTG-Daugherty Racing 26.576
21 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress 26.592
22 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart Haas Racing 26.594
23 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports 26.623
24 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports 26.652
25 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports 26.665
26 Chris Buescher 17 Jack Roush 26.683
27 Anthony Alfredo 38 Bob Jenkins 26.722
28 Michael McDowell 34 Bob Jenkins 26.811
29 Ryan Preece 37 JTG-Daugherty Racing 26.812
30 B.J. McLeod 78 B.J. McLeod 26.906
31 Cody Ware 51 Rick Ware 26.921
32 Joey Gase 53 Rick Ware 27.181
33 Quin Houff 0 StarCom Racing 27.56
34 David Starr 13 27.716
35 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware 27.861
36 Garrett Smithley 15 Rick Ware 27.874
37 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress 27.887
38 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing 28.243
39 Timmy Hill 66 Carl Long No Time