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Full starting grid for 2021 Instacart 500 at the Phoenix Raceway

The Instacart 500 takes place on March 14th this year. We’ve got the full racing order for Sunday’s race at the Phoenix Raceway.

Brad Keselowski (2) Alliance Truck Parts Ford on the track during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - TicketGuardian 500 on March 10, 2019 at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix, AZ. Photo by Lyle Setter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The eighth race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season is set for this weekend. The Instacart 500 is set to run on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. The race will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET and air on FOX. Quite a few drivers in the field have found success at this race, and there’s no telling which one will come out on top in what’s shaping up to be an unpredictable year.

Pole-sitter Brad Keselowski (+600) has the second-best odds to win at DraftKings Sportsbook, despite having zero wins at Phoenix in the Cup Series. He’ll be joined by Kyle Larson (+900), who won last weekend’s Pennzoil 400, on the front row. Denny Hamlin (+650) has one Instacart 500 win under his belt and will start third on the grid, while the odds-on favorite, Chase Elliott (+550), will start in sixth. Last year’s champ, Joey Logano (+800) will start in the ninth position.

There were no qualifying runs for this weekend’s race, as the starting lineups for Cup, Xfinity, and Truck Series races were determined through a performance-metrics formula. It is being used for all but eight weekends this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The performance metric is split like this: 25 percent of 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 Instacart 500 at Phoenix Raceway.

2021 Instacart 500 starting lineup

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