After two months away from the monitor, the NASCAR Cup Sequence lastly returned Sunday afternoon, a welcome sight for racing followers throughout the USA.
Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag at The Actual Heroes 400, an occasion held with none followers in attendance at Darlington Raceway. Drivers will keep on the 1.366-mile oval for Wednesday evening’s Toyota 500 (6 p.m. ET, FS1), which can even embrace solely important personnel.
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There have been some preliminary issues about how NASCAR would have the ability to function amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, however groups did not encounter many points at their first fan-less race outdoors of common awkwardness.
“On the best way to the race monitor, I am like, ‘Man, this might be a whole mess making an attempt to get within the race monitor after I get there,'” Harvick crew chief Rodney Childers mentioned (through Fox Sports activities). “I get to the race monitor and all the pieces is simply completely seamless.
“Pulling in, the best way it was operated outdoors the race monitor coming in, the quantity of element that was in all that — I used to be form of blown away by it.”
It’s miles from a really perfect state of affairs, however NASCAR is again. Which drivers can be able to deal with the fast turnaround?
Who gained the pole for the NASCAR race at Darlington?
Not like a typical race, the Toyota 500 won’t have a qualifying run.
The beginning lineup can be primarily based on the ending order from The Actual Heroes 400 with one inversion, per NASCAR:
- Beginning positions 1-20: The highest 20 finishers from The Actual Heroes 400 can be inverted for the beginning of the Toyota 500.
- Beginning positions 21-40: The underside 20 finishers from The Actual Heroes 400 will begin from their ending positions for the beginning of the Toyota 500; any new entries can be positioned on the tail of the sector.
Ryan Preece, who completed 20th on Sunday, can be on the pole for the Toyota 500 due to the inversion. Ty Dillon, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Blaney spherical out the highest 5 for Wednesday’s race.
NASCAR beginning lineup at Darlington
|1||Ryan Preece||37||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|2||Ty Dillon||13||Germain Racing|
|3||Joey Logano||22||Crew Penske|
|4||Clint Bowyer||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|5||Ryan Blaney||12||Crew Penske|
|6||Ryan Newman||6||Roush Fenway Racing|
|7||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|8||Brad Keselowski||2||Crew Penske|
|9||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|10||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|11||Matt Kenseth||42||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|12||John Hunter Nemechek||38||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|13||Erik Jones||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|14||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|15||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|17||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|18||Kurt Busch||1||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|19||Alex Bowman||88||Hendrick Motorsports|
|20||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21||Bubba Wallace||43||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|22||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|23||Michael McDowell||34||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|24||Christopher Bell||95||Leavine Household Racing|
|25||Daniel Suarez||96||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|26||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|27||Brennan Poole||15||Premium Motorsports|
|28||Grey Gaulding||27||Rick Ware Racing|
|29||JJ Yeley||77||Spire Motorsports|
|30||Joey Gase||51||Petty Ware Racing|
|31||Corey LaJoie||32||Go Fas Racing|
|32||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Racing|
|33||Timmy Hill||66||MBM Motorsports|
|34||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|35||Quin Houff||00||Starcom Racing|
|36||Garrett Smithley||53||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||Jimmie Johnson||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|38||BJ McLeod||78||BJ McLeod Motorsports|
|39||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|