The NASCAR Cup Series’ Supermarket Heroes 500 presented by Food City is set to take place on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race follows Thursday’s Alsco Uniforms 500 and is set to start at 3:30 p.m ET on FS1.
The starting grid will be determined by random draws that account for where each driver stands in the points race. Here’s how it works.
- Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
- Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
- Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
- Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points
Brad Keselowski claimed the pole in the drawing, and he’ll be joined by Aric Almirola on the front row. Joe Logano and Ryan Blaney are behind them, followed by Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott.
Elliott is fresh off his first win of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway and sits at third in the standings. He’s been in the running to win several races since the NASCAR season resumed and finally got over the hump on Thursday. Kevin Harvick is first in the standings while Joey Logano ranks third. Both drivers led at the Alsco Uniforms 500 down the stretch and could be in the hunt for first this weekend. Kyle Busch, who was dropped to the back Thursday after being hit by Almirola, is also a driver to keep an eye on.
Food City 500 starting order
|1||2||Brad Keselowski||Discount Tire||Ford|
|5||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Auto Owners Insurance||Toyota|
|6||9||Chase Elliott||NAPA Auto Parts||Chevrolet|
|8||4||Kevin Harvick||Hunt Brothers Pizza||Ford|
|10||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx Express||Toyota|
|11||88||Alex Bowman||ChevyGoods.com/Adam’s Polishes||Chevrolet|
|12||1||Kurt Busch||Monster Energy||Chevrolet|
|16||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Kroger||Chevrolet|
|18||38||John Hunter Nemechek||SCAG||Ford|
|21||8||Tyler Reddick||Alsco Uniforms||Chevrolet|
|22||41||Cole Custer||Haas Automation||Ford|
|23||14||Clint Bowyer||Built Ford Proud||Ford|
|25||34||Michael McDowell||Love’s Travel Stops||Ford|
|26||53||Bayley Currey||Belmont Classic Cars||Chevrolet|
|27||51||Joey Gase||Rick Ware Racing||Chevrolet|
|28||0||Quin Houff||Mane ‘n Tail||Chevrolet|
|30||27||Gray Gaulding||Panini America||Ford|
|32||32||Corey LaJoie||Enlisted Nine/JDog Brands||Ford|
|33||37||Ryan Preece||Bush’s Beans||Chevrolet|
|36||43||Bubba Wallace||Victory Junction||Chevrolet|
|37||96||Daniel Suarez||It’s Good to be Genuine||Toyota|
|38||66||Timmy Hill||Pit Boss Grills||Toyota|
|39||78||BJ McLeod||Circle Track Warehouse||Chevrolet|