INDIANAPOLIS – For the third straight year, Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Toyota will start on the pole for the Brickyard 400. This time though, it’s not because of weekend merit.
The last two years, Busch won the pole on speed. This year, he won it on season speed.
Qualifying was rained out for both the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as well as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race as both lineups were set on owners points. Because Busch is the current points leader in the Cup Series, he will start first for the fourth time of the season.
Busch, will be joined on the front row by Kevin Harvick who will start second in his No. 4 Ford.
The start of the races are set to be tricky as none of the drivers have had any on track activity this weekend. Rain washed out all activity on Friday and again on Saturday meaning that both series’ will race on the famed 2.5-mile track with no practice time.
Brickyard 400 Starting Lineup
Row 1: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick
Row 2: Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch
Row 3: Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski
Row 4: Kyle Larson, Clint Bowyer
Row 5: Ryan Blaney, Denny Hamlin
Row 6: Chase Elliott, Aric Almirola
Row 7: Erik Jones, Jimmie Johnson
Row 8: Alex Bowman, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Row 9: Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon
Row 10: Paul Menard, Daniel Suarez
Row 11: Jamie McMurray, William Byron R
Row 12: Chris Buescher, AJ Allmendinger
Row 13: David Ragan, Michael McDowell
Row 14: Regan Smith, Darrell Wallace Jr. R
Row 15: Matt Kenseth, Ty Dillon
Row 16: Matt DiBenedetto, Ross Chastain
Row 17: Corey LaJoie, Landon Cassill
Row 18: JJ Yeley, David Starr
Row 19: Jeffrey Earnhardt, Reed Sorenson
Row 20: Timmy Hill, BJ McLeod