In a dominant 2021 season, there are solely two extra packing containers left to examine for Kyle Larson that may make it full: advance from the Spherical of 8 to the Championship 4, after which prevail within the championship race subsequent month in Phoenix. Larson’s first alternative to advance from the Spherical of 8 comes this weekend, and he’ll have the perfect beginning spot attainable as he tries to take action.





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On Wednesday, NASCAR launched the beginning lineup for this week’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, placing Kyle Larson on the pole by advantage of NASCAR’s qualifying metric. The qualifying metric, which has awarded Larson the pole quite a few occasions already this season, units the beginning lineup based mostly on a formulation that accounts for a driver’s ending place and quickest lap from the earlier race in addition to their factors place.

After successful final weekend on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, Larson stands tall over the eight remaining drivers within the NASCAR playoffs with a full 42 factors above the cutoff line for the Championship 4. Larson, in addition to the opposite remaining playoff drivers, can earn an automated Championship 4 berth with wins both at Texas, Kansas Speedway, or Martinsville Speedway.

Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Beginning Lineup

1. #5 – Kyle Larson

2. #11 – Denny Hamlin

3. #18 – Kyle Busch

4. #12 – Ryan Blaney

5. #22 – Joey Logano

6. #9 – Chase Elliott

7. #2 – Brad Keselowski

8. #19 – Martin Truex Jr.

9. #8 – Tyler Reddick

10. #17 – Chris Buescher

11. #20 – Christopher Bell

12. #24 – William Byron

13. #21 – Matt DiBenedetto

14. #48 – Alex Bowman

15. #3 – Austin Dillon

16. #34 – Michael McDowell

17. #1 – Kurt Busch

18. #23 – Bubba Wallace

19. #99 – Daniel Suarez

20. #41 – Cole Custer

21. #43 – Erik Jones

22. #10 – Aric Almirola

23. #37 – Ryan Preece

24. #4 – Kevin Harvick

25. #42 – Ross Chastain

26. #14 – Chase Briscoe (R)

27. #47 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

28. #38 – Anthony Alfredo (R)

29. #7 – Corey LaJoie

30. #00 – Quin Houff

31. #6 – Ryan Newman

32. #77 – Justin Haley

33. #52 – Josh Bilicki

34. #51 – Cody Ware

35. #78 – B.J. McLeod

36. #15 – Garrett Smithley

37. #53 – Joey Gase

38. #66 – David Starr

39. #13 – Timmy Hill

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