NASCAR Playoffs at Bristol starting lineup: Martin Truex Jr. on pole for Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

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On Saturday night in Bristol, only three of the 16 racers in the playoffs are guaranteed to continue their race for the title regardless of what happens in NASCAR’s most infamous short track race. One of them is Martin Truex Jr., who will kick off the annual Bristol Night Race on the front lines.

On Wednesday, Martin Truex Jr was awarded the Pole Winner of the Bass Pro Shops NRA at Bristol Motor Speedway based on a NASCAR qualifying metric, which establishes a starting lineup based on a driver’s finishing position and fastest lap in the previous race. as well as the position of their points.

Truex automatically made it to the 1/8 finals of the playoffs by winning last weekend in Richmond, joining Danny Hamlin and Kyle Larson in the auto promotion. Of the pilots who must perform well in Bristol to advance to Round 12, Alex Bowman (+0 above the cut-off line) has the highest starting position in 11th place.

The four riders currently below the cut-off line start in a cluster in rows 7 and 8, which consists of Tyler Reddick, William Byron, Kurt Busch and Michael McDowell.

Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Starter Lineup

1 – # 19 – Martin Truex Jr.
2 – # 11 – Denny Hamlin
3 – # 22 – Joey Logano
4 – # 9 – Chase Elliott
5 – # 5 – Kyle Larson
6 – # 20 – Christopher Bell
7 – # 12 – Ryan Blaney
8 – # 4 – Kevin Harwick
9 – # 18 – Kyle Bush
10 – # 2 – Brad Keselowski
11 – # 48 – Alex Bowman
12 – # 10 – Aric Almyrola
13 – # 8 – Tyler Reddick
14 – # 24 – William Byron
15 – # 1 – Kurt Busch
16 – # 34 – Michael McDowell
17 – # 42 – Ross Chastain
18 – # 3 – Austin Dillon
19 – # 21 – Matt DiBenedetto
20 – # 14 – Chase Briscoe (R)
21 – # 99 – Daniel Suarez
22 – # 43 – Eric Jones
23 – # 47 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
24 – # 6 – Ryan Newman
25 – # 17 – Chris Besher
26 – # 41 – Cole Caster
27 – # 37 – Ryan Preece
28 – # 23 – Bubba Wallace
29 – # 77 – Justin Haley
30 – # 38 – Anthony Alfredo (R)
31 – # 7 – Corey Lajoy
32 – # 78 – BJ McLeod
33 – # 52 – Josh Biliki
34 – # 00 – Queen Hoff
35 – # 51 – J.J. Eley
36 – # 53 – Garrett Smithley
37 – # 15 – James Davison
38 – # 66 – David Starr


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