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The starting lineup for the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 race at Daytona

We go over the starting lineup and how you can watch the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 at Daytona.

Camping World Truck Series driver Ben Rhodes (99) celebrates winning the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is underway, and the BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 is set to run at the Daytona Road Course on Friday. The race starts at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air on FS1.

Last week in the first race of the season, Ben Rhoades won the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway. He started the race at 23rd and only led seven laps to capture the win. Rhoades will be the pole leader for Friday night’s race, while Sheldon Creed will be in the fifth spot to start off.

The last race at the Daytona Road Course saw Creed win the Sunoco 159 last August. In that race, Creed’s starting position was 14th but he led 19 laps. It should be a fun race to continue the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

The starting lineup for this race and most of the races this season will involve a performance-metric formula created last year due to COVID-19 pandemic. NASCAR will have some qualifying this season, but the ongoing pandemic will keep it limited to just a handful of the bigger races. The formula will take recent performance into account to determine the starting grid, and will apply across the three circuits (Cup, Xfinity, Truck). Here are the factors that go into determining the order.

35 percent: Team owner points ranking
25 percent: Driver’s finishing position from the previous race
25 percent: Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race
15 percent: Fastest lap from the previous race

Here’s a look at the starting grid for Friday’s race.

Starting lineup for BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 race

2021 BrakeBest Brake Pads 159 starting lineup

Rank Driver Number Car
Rank Driver Number Car
1 Ben Rhodes 99 Toyota
2 Ryan Truex 40 Chevrolet
3 Carson Hocevar 42 Chevrolet
4 John Hunter Nemechek 4 Toyota
5 Sheldon Creed 2 Chevrolet
6 Cory Roper 4 Ford
7 Codie Rohrbaugh 9 Chevrolet
8 Chandler Smith 18 Toyota
9 Matt Crafton 88 Toyota
10 Spencer Boyd 20 Chevrolet
11 Zane Smith 21 Chevrolet
12 Raphael Lessard 24 Chevrolet
13 Bobby Reuse 3 Chevrolet
14 Austin Wayne Self 22 Chevrolet
15 Danny Bohn 30 Toyota
16 Christian Eckes 98 Toyota
17 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10 Chevrolet
18 Jason White 33 Chevrolet
19 Johnny Sauter 13 Toyota
20 Austin Hill 16 Toyota
21 Brett Moffitt 45 Chevrolet
22 Parker Chase 51 Toyota
23 Hailie Deegan 1 Ford
24 Kaz Grala 2 Chevrolet
25 David Gilliland 17 Ford
26 Tyler Ankrum 26 Chevrolet
27 Timothy Peters 25 Chevrolet
28 Tate Fogleman 12 Chevrolet
29 Chase Purdy 23 Chevrolet
30 Stewart Friesen 52 Toyota
31 Derek Kraus 19 Toyota
32 Todd Gilliland 38 Ford
33 Tanner Gray 15 Ford
34 Timmy Hill 56 Chevrolet
35 Jett Noland 44 Chevrolet
36 Sam Mayer 75 Chevrolet
37 Camden Murphy 8 Ford
38 Dawson Cram 41 Chevrolet
39 Norm Benning 6 Chevrolet
40 Lawless Alan 34 Toyota