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How Super Start Batteries 400 race order will be set Thursday at Kansas Speedway

We break down the starting grid for Thursday’s Super Start Batteries 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Kevin Harvick, driver of the Mobil 1 Ford, races during the NASCAR Cup Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on July 19, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series’ Super Start Batteries 400 is set to start Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET at Kansas Speedway. It follows last week’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 and will be aired on NBCS. Here’s how the starting order will be decided.

The starting grid for the Super Start Batteries 400 is determined by random draws that account for where each driver stands in the points race. Here’s how the starting order for Thursday’s race will be determined.

  • 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, non-chartered teams in order of owners points

Although Austin Dillon came out of nowhere to win last week’s race, Harvick remains the DraftKings Sportsbook favorite at +400. He hasn’t dropped outside the top five in six races. The Cup Series points leader has unrivaled momentum. Harvick is trailed by Chase Elliott (+600) and Truex (+650). Both drivers finished outside of the top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway last week but are crack the top seven in the standings. Truex has two wins at Kansas since 2017 while Elliott has one.

Kyle Busch (+750) has the fourth best odds after finishing fourth at Texas. He’s still looking for his first win of the season and has one career victory at Kansas in 24 starts.

Here’s how the starting order for the Super Start Batteries 400 looks.

Super Start Batteries 400 starting lineup

Starting spot Driver Car # Team
Starting spot Driver Car # Team
1 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
2 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
3 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
4 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
5 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
6 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
7 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
8 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
9 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
10 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
11 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
12 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
13 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
14 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
15 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
16 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
17 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
18 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
19 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
20 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
21 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
22 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
23 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
24 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
26 Garrett Smithley 77 Spire Motorsports
27 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
28 JJ Yeley 27 Rick Ware Racing
29 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
30 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
31 Corey LaJoie 32 GoFas Racing
32 Quin Houff 0 StarCom Racing
33 Josh Bilicki 53 Rick Ware Racing
34 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
35 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
36 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
37 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
38 Timmy Hill 66 Motorsports Business Management
39 Reed Sorenson 7 Tommy Baldwin Racing
40 BJ McLeod 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports