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    Starting lineup for Cup Series Playoffs at Darlington

    ByRacing Guy

    Sep 1, 2020
    Starting lineup Darlington 2020

    Chase Elliott is set to lead the line for the opening race of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs at Darlington Raceway.

    The new starting lineup is determined by taking into account the finishing position from the previous race (50%), the team’s position in the owner standings (35%) and the drivers fastest lap from the previous race (15%).

    However, the 16 drivers to make the playoffs will occupy the first 16 positions.

    Elliot’s second-place finish in the regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway is good enough to put him in pole position in the first race of the 2020 Cup Series Playoffs.

    Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin will join him in the front row. Daytona winner Byron will start in the second row alongside Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman.

    Below is an l unofficial starting lineup for the race at Darlington Raceway.

    1st – Chase Elliott
    2nd – Denny Hamlin
    3rd – William Byron
    4th – Alex Bowman
    5th – Brad Keselowski
    6th – Martin Truex Jr.
    7th – Ryan Blaney
    8th – Kevin Harvick
    9th – Clint Bowyer
    10th – Aric Almirola
    11th – Matt DiBenedetto
    12th – Austin Dillon
    13th – Joey Logano
    14th – Cole Custer
    15th – Kyle Busch
    16th – Kurt Busch

    Not in the playoffs

    17th – Bubba Wallace
    18th – John Hunter Nemechek
    19th – Michael McDowell
    20th – Chris Buescher
    21st – Christopher Bell
    22nd – Jimmie Johnson
    23rd – Brennan Poole
    24th – Tyler Reddick
    25th – Ty Dillon
    26th – Matt Kenseth
    27th – Corey LaJoie
    28th – Daniel Suarez
    29th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
    30th – Erik Jones
    31st – Ryan Newman
    32nd – Quin Houff
    33rd – Timmy Hill
    34th – Ryan Preece
    35th – J.J Yeley
    36th – Josh Bilicki
    37th – Reed Sorenson
    38th – Joey Gase
    39th – James Davison

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