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Full starting grid for 2021 Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead

The Dixie Vodka 400 takes place on February 28th this year. We’ve got the full racing order for Sunday’s race at the Homestead Speedway.

Denny Hamlin, driver of the FedEx Express Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series road race surprisingly ended with Christopher Bell taking the checkered flag, and this weekend’s race could yield another unexpected result. The Dixie Vodka 400 is set to take place on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The race will start at 3:30 p.m. ET and be broadcast on FOX.

Denny Hamlin (+500) is the pole sitter and the odds-on favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He hasn’t finished outside the top five in the Cup Series this season and won last year’s Dixie Vodka 400 as the pole sitter. It’s not clear if history will repeat itself, but Hamlin has a lot of things going for him ahead of race day. Hamlin will be joined by Joey Logano (+1000) on the first row. Logano has the fifth-best odds and won the race in 2018. Christopher Bell (+2800) is a longshot to win but will start in third on the grid.

NASCAR did not conduct qualifying runs for this race, and is only doing so for eight races in 2021. Due to COVID-19, the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series circuits are all using a performance-metrics formula that includes individual race and season-long results. 25 percent for the metric comes from a driver’s finishing position from the previous race, 25 percent comes from the car owner’s finishing position from the previous race, 35 percent comes from the team owner’s points ranking, and 15 percent comes from the fastest lap from the previous race.

Here is the full lineup for Sunday’s 2021 Dixie Vodka 400.

2021 Dixie Vodka 400, starting grid

Start pos. Driver Car # Team
Start pos. Driver Car # Team
1 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
2 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
3 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
4 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
5 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
6 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
7 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
8 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
9 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
10 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
11 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
12 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
13 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
14 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
15 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
16 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
17 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
18 Erik Jones 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
19 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
20 Justin Haley 77 Spire Motorsports
21 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing Team
22 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
23 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
24 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
25 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
26 Cody Ware 51 Petty Ware Racing
27 Anthony Alfredo 38 Front Row Motorsports
28 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
29 James Davison 15 Rick Ware Racing
30 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
31 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
32 Ross Chastain 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
33 Timmy Hill 66 MBM Motorsports
34 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
35 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
36 Josh Bilicki 52 Rick Ware Racing
37 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
38 Quin Houff 0 StarCom Racing