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Starting lineup for the Contender Boats 250 race at Homestead

We go over the starting lineup and how you can watch the NASCAR Xfinity Series Contender Boats 250 at Homestead.

Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 PPG Ford, and Daniel Hemric, driver of the #18 Poppy Bank Toyota, race during the NASCAR Xfinity Super Start Batteries 188 At Daytona Presented by O’Reilly at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to the track on Saturday, February 27 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The circuit will run the Contender Boats 250, with the race airing on FS1 starting at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Austin Cindric and Daniel Hemric will sit on the front row for the race, followed by Harrison Burton and Brandon Jones. 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. The formula will take recent performance into account to determine the starting grid, and will apply across the three circuits (Cup, Xfinity, Truck). The four factors utilized include 35 percent for team owner points ranking, 25 percent for driver’s finishing position from the previous race, 25 percent for car owner’s finishing position from the previous race, and 15 percent for fastest lap from the previous race.

Tyler Reddick is the favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at +200. He is followed by Noah Gragson (+300), Cindric (+500), Ty Dillon (+1000), and Burton and AJ Allmendinger (both at +1200). Last June, Burton and Chase Briscoe split a double-header of Xfinity racing at Homestead.

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

Starting lineup for Contender Boats 250 race

2021 Contender Boats 250 starting lineup

Rank Driver # Car
Rank Driver # Car
1 Austin Cindric 22 Ford
2 Daniel Hemric 18 Toyota
3 Harrison Burton 20 Toyota
4 Brandon Jones 19 Toyota
5 Jeb Burton 10 Chevrolet
6 Brett Moffitt 2 Chevrolet
7 Brandon Brown 68 Chevrolet
8 Justin Haley 11 Chevrolet
9 Jeremy Clements 51 Chevrolet
10 Myatt Snider 2 Chevrolet
11 Landon Cassill 4 Chevrolet
12 Kyle Weatherman 47 Chevrolet
13 Ty Dillon 54 Toyota
14 Jesse Little 78 Chevrolet
15 Josh Williams 92 Chevrolet
16 Joe Graf, Jr. 7 Chevrolet
17 Matt Mills 5 Chevrolet
18 Michael Annett 1 Chevrolet
19 Justin Allgaier 7 Chevrolet
20 Josh Berry 8 Chevrolet
21 Santino Ferrucci 26 Toyota
22 Ryan Sieg 39 Ford
23 Noah Gragson 9 Chevrolet
24 A.J. Allmendinger 16 Chevrolet
25 Alex Labbe 36 Chevrolet
26 Gray Gaulding 52 Chevrolet
27 Tommy Joe Martins 44 Chevrolet
28 Colby Howard 15 Chevrolet
29 Riley Herbst 98 Ford
30 Stefan Parsons 99 Chevrolet
31 Jade Buford 48 Chevrolet
32 Dexter Bean 90 Chevrolet
33 Timmy Hill 66 Ford
34 Bayley Currey 74 Chevrolet
35 Ryan Vargas 6 Chevrolet
36 Jeffrey Earnhardt 0 Chevrolet
37 Chad Finchum 61 Toyota
38 Tyler Reddick 23 Chevrolet
39 J.J. Yeley 17 Chevrolet
40 David Starr 13 Ford
41 Ronnie Bassett, Jr. 77 Chevrolet
42 Jordan Anderson 31 Chevrolet