The starting lineup for Sunday’s Quaker State 400 (2:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN) was announced on Wednesday night.
Kyle Busch and Joey Logano will share the front row.
Starting positions matters here. Eight of the nine races saw the winner come from a top 10 starting spot including four straight from the top 2 Rows and five of the last six years. Five of the nine years saw a member of the front row win in fact.
Furthermore, the Stage 1 winner of every race at Kentucky Speedway during the stage era, went on to win the race outright.
Quaker State 400 Starting Lineup
Row 1: Kyle Busch, Joey Logano
Row 2: Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola
Row 3: Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski
Row 4: Kurt Busch, Chase Elliott
Row 5: Martin Truex Jr, Matt DiBenedetto
Row 6: Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin
Row 7: Chris Buescher, Ricky Stenhouse Jr
Row 8: Clint Bowyer, Erik Jones
Row 9: Matt Kenseth, Bubba Wallace
Row 10: Austin Dillon, Jimmie Johnson
Row 11: William Byron, John Hunter Nemechek R
Row 12: Ryan Newman, Tyler Reddick R
Row 13: Garrett Smithley, Josh Bilicki
Row 14: Corey LaJoie, Quin Houff R
Row 15: Cole Custer R, Michael McDowell
Row 16: Brennan Poole R, Ryan Preece
Row 17: Ty Dillon, Christopher Bell
Row 18: Joey Gase, JJ Yeley
Row 19: Daniel Suarez, Timmy Hill