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Sport Bristol Cup starting lineup: Martin Truex Jr. on pole

16:56  15 september  2021
16:56  15 september  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Martin Truex Jr. will lead the Cup starting lineup to the green flag in Saturday’s playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Four playoff drivers will be eliminated from title contention after the race.

Joe Gibbs Racing fills the front row with Denny Hamlin starting second. The second row has Joey Logano and Chase Elliott. The third row has Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell.

The four drivers below the cutline and facing elimination are Alex Bowman (starting 11th), Tyler Reddick (13th), William Byron (14th) and Michael McDowell (16th).

Bristol Xfinity, Truck starting lineups

  Bristol Xfinity, Truck starting lineups Noah Gragson will start on the pole for the Xfinity race. Sheldon Creed will start on the pole for the Truck race.Gragson will be joined on the front row by JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Ty Gibbs and Daniel Hemric are in the second row. Justin Haley starts fifth.

MORE: Bristol Cup starting lineup

The Bristol Cup starting lineup is set by using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, owner final race position, and the finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race.

Performance Metrics Qualifying is a formula based on the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the rule book.

NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol

Race time: 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday

Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (0.533-mile speedway)

Forecast: The wunderground.com forecast calls for mostly clear skies, a high of 72 degrees and an 11% chance of rain at the start of the race.

Saturday Bristol Cup race: Start time, lineup, TV info

  Saturday Bristol Cup race: Start time, lineup, TV info The first elimination race of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs takes place Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Here's what you need to know.Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and regular season champion Kyle Larson have already advanced to the Round of 12.

Length: 500 laps (266.5 miles)

Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 125. Stage 2 ends Lap 250.

TV coverage: NBCSN

Radio: Performance Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Starting lineup: Bristol Cup starting lineup

Next Xfinity race: Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway (300 laps, 159.9 miles), 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Next Truck race: Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway (200 laps, 106 miles), 9 p.m. ET on FS1

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Bristol Cup starting lineup: Martin Truex Jr. on pole originally appeared on NBCSports.com

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