NASCAR is conducting qualifying periods throughout its subsequent two racing weekends. The primary session was Sunday morning at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) close to Austin, Texas.
On-track qualifying is a rarity this season; NASCAR determined to restrict the period of time groups wanted to spend on the observe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Solely eight races can have apply and qualifying in 2021, and so they’ll happen solely at new tracks on the schedule, resembling COTA, or for premier occasions, such because the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.
And whereas groups will be capable of take a look at their vehicles on COTA’s 3.41-mile street course previous to the Echo Park Texas Grand Prix, they will not have a lot time to check the information from it. The race is scheduled to start about two hours after qualifying.
Beneath is the beginning lineup, which was set with qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Collection race at Circuit of the Americas.
Who received the pole for the NASCAR race at COTA?
Tyler Reddick received the pole on Sunday, his first pole in 52 profession begins. As a result of NASCAR is working for the primary time on the Circuit of the Americas, he additionally set the course report at 2:12.911. He beat Kyle Larson for the pole place by .1 seconds.
NASCAR beginning lineup at COTA
|Begin pos.||Driver||Automotive No.||Time||Crew|
|1||Tyler Reddick||8||2:12.911||Richard Childress Racing|
|2||Kyle Larson||5||2:13.011||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3||Austin Cindric||33||2:13.697||Crew Penske|
|4||Kyle Busch||18||2:13.708||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5||William Byron||24||2:13.760||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Joey Logano||22||2:13.791||Crew Penske|
|7||A.J. Allmendinger||16||2:13.842||Kaulig Racing|
|8||Chase Elliott||9||2:14.117||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Ryan Blaney||12||2:14.518||Crew Penske|
|10||Christopher Bell||20||2:14.548||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|11||Kevin Harvick||4||2:14.792||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Alex Bowman||48||2:14.894||Hendrick Motorsports|
|13||Kurt Busch||1||2:14.708||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|14||Cole Custer||41||2:15.025||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|15||Daniel Suarez||99||2:15.118||Trackhouse Racing Crew|
|16||Austin Dillon||3||2:15.325||Richard Childress Racing|
|17||Martin Truex Jr.||17||2:15.375||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|18||Bubba Wallace||23||2:15.416||23XI Racing|
|19||Denny Hamlin||11||2:15.528||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|20||Ross Chastain||42||2:15.685||Chip Ganassi Racing|
|21||Matt DiBenedetto||21||2:15.852||Wooden Brothers Racing|
|22||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||2:15.852||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|23||Michael McDowell||34||2:15.902||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|24||Brad Keselowski||2||2:15.929||Crew Penske|
|25||Corey LaJoie||7||2:16.245||Spire Motorsports|
|26||Aric Almirola||10||2:16.558||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|27||Chase Briscoe||14||2:16.686||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|28||Chris Buescher||17||2:16.728||Roush Fenway Racing|
|29||Erik Jones||43||2:17.032||Richard Petty Motorsports|
|30||Justin Haley||77||2:17.051||Spire Motorsports|
|31||Josh Bilicki||52||2:17.246||Rick Ware Racing|
|32||James Davison||15||2:17.563||Rick Ware Racing|
|33||Ty Dillon||96||2:17.682||Gaunt Brothers Racing|
|34||Ryan Newman||6||2:18.067||Roush Fenway Racing|
|35||Cody Ware||51||2:18.194||Petty Ware Racing|
|36||Ryan Preece||37||2:18.252||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|37||Anthony Alfredo||38||2:18.701||Entrance Row Motorsports|
|38||Garrett Smithley||53||2:18.804||Rick Ware Racing|
|39||Kyle Tilley||78||2:20.361||Reside Quick Motorsports|
|40||Quin Houff||00||2:20.985||StarCom Racing|