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The starting lineup for the Super Start Batteries 188 race at Daytona

We go over the starting lineup and how you can watch the NASCAR Xfinity Series Super Start Batteries 188 at Daytona.

The 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series is underway, and the Super Start Batteries 188 is set to run at the Daytona Road Course on Saturday. The race starts at 5 p.m. ET and will air on FS1.

Austin Cindric won the 2020 Xfinity Series championship and kicked off 2021 with a victory at the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 last weekend. He’ll kick off Saturday’s race in a great spot, as he’ll be in the front row with pole sitter Brett Moffitt. Moffit wasn’t far behind Cindric on Saturday. He finished second to Cindric on Saturday but wasn’t a factor in last year’s series. That could change this time around. Moffit and Cindric will be trailed by Jeb and Harrison Burton in the second row. The two cousins finished third and fourth at the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300.

The starting lineup for this race and most of the races this season will involve a performance-metric formula created last year due to COVID-19 pandemic. NASCAR will have some qualifying this season, but the ongoing pandemic will keep it limited to just a handful of the bigger races. The formula will take recent performance into account to determine the starting grid, and will apply across the three circuits (Cup, Xfinity, Truck). Here are the factors that go into determining the order.

35 percent: Team owner points ranking
25 percent: Driver’s finishing position from the previous race
25 percent: Car owner’s finishing position from the previous race
15 percent: Fastest lap from the previous race

Here’s a look at the starting grid for Saturday’s race.

Starting lineup for Super Start Batteries 188 race

2021 Super Start Batteries 188 starting lineup

Rank Driver Number Car
Rank Driver Number Car
1 Brett Moffitt 2 Chevrolet
2 Austin Cindric 22 Ford
3 Jeb Burton 10 Chevrolet
4 Harrison Burton 20 Toyota
5 Daniel Hemric 18 Toyota
6 A.J. Allmendinger 16 Chevrolet
7 Brandon Brown 68 Chevrolet
8 Myatt Snider 2 Chevrolet
9 Joe Graf, Jr. 7 Chevrolet
10 Matt Mills 5 Chevrolet
11 Kyle Weatherman 47 Chevrolet
12 Ryan Vargas 6 Chevrolet
13 Jesse Little 78 Chevrolet
14 Landon Cassill 4 Chevrolet
15 Ty Gibbs 54 Toyota
16 Riley Herbst 98 Ford
17 Timmy Hill 66 Ford
18 Jeremy Clements 51 Chevrolet
19 Kris Wright 26 Toyota
20 Tommy Joe Martins 44 Chevrolet
21 Natalie Decker 23 Chevrolet
22 Josh Williams 92 Chevrolet
23 Preston Pardus 90 Chevrolet
24 Andy Lally 99 Chevrolet
25 Justin Allgaier 7 Chevrolet
26 Noah Gragson 9 Chevrolet
27 Ryan Sieg 39 Ford
28 Jade Buford 48 Chevrolet
29 Justin Haley 11 Chevrolet
30 Gray Gaulding 52 Chevrolet
31 Bayley Currey 74 Chevrolet
32 Colby Howard 15 Chevrolet
33 Michael Annett 1 Chevrolet
34 Stephen Leicht 61 Toyota
35 Miguel Paludo 8 Chevrolet
36 Alex Labbe 36 Chevrolet
37 Jeffrey Earnhardt 0 Chevrolet
38 Cody Ware 17 Chevrolet
39 Brandon Jones 19 Toyota
40 null 13 Ford