Bristol dirt heat race lineups set

The qualifying race lineups for Sunday’s inaugural Food City Dirt Race (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in the NASCAR Cup Series were determined Thursday via a random draw, with Quin Houff, Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman and Corey LaJoie tabbed to lead their respective fields to green in Saturday’s four 15-lap qualifiers.

A reminder on format:

• Both the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will have four qualifying races of 15 laps each. Only green-flag laps will count. No overtime rule will be in effect, but free-pass and wave-around procedures will remain. The starting lineups, listed below, were determined via random draw.

 The main race starting lineup will be determined by a formula that weighs finishing position plus positions gained during each qualifying race. Drivers finishing first in their qualifying race earn 10 points, second place earns nine, third place earns eight and so forth. Additionally, drivers earn one passing point for each position gained in their qualifying race; there are no points deductions or “negative points” for drivers who lose positions in their qualifying race. Also, these points are merely used to calculate the starting lineup and do not count toward the championship standings.

 Ties in these combined points totals will be broken by current team owner points.

For a further breakdown of the field, tune in to NASCAR Race Hub on Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on FS1.

Heat Race 1:

  1. 00 Houff
  2.  5 Larson
  3.  6 Newman
  4. 11 Hamlin
  5. 19 Truex Jr. 
  6. 23 Wallace
  7. 43 Jones
  8. 38 Alfredo
  9. 78 Golobic
  10.  1 KuBusch

Heat Race 2:

  1.  2 Keselowski
  2. 66 Marlar
  3. 99 Suarez
  4. 34 McDowell
  5. 52 Bilicki
  6. 24 Byron
  7. 47 Stenhouse Jr. 
  8. 20 Bell
  9.  3 ADillon
  10. 17 Buescher

Heat Race 3:

  1. 48 Bowman
  2. 53 Yeley
  3. 96 TDillon
  4.  4 Harvick
  5.  8 Reddick
  6. 41 Custer
  7. 51 Ware
  8. 10 Almirola
  9. 22 Logano
  10. 37 Preece

Heat Race 4:

  1.  7 LaJoie
  2. 21 DiBenedetto
  3. 15 Windom
  4. 18 KyBusch
  5. 42 Chastain
  6. 77 Friesen
  7. 12 Blaney
  8.  9 Elliott
  9. 14 Briscoe

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s