The starting positions for the championship race were determined by the times drivers posted in their individual two-lap qualifying runs. Below is the starting lineup, which was set with qualifying, for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship race on Phoenix Raceway’s 1-mile oval.
How is NASCAR starting lineup determined?
To set the grid, NASCAR calculated a metric for each car based on the breakdown explained below. 50% of the metric is based on finishing position from the previous race (split between driver and owner). 35% of the metric is the team’s current position in the NASCAR Cup Series owner point standings.
How is NASCAR position determined?
Cars run four consecutive laps (10 miles), and the total elapsed time on the four laps determines the positioning. The fastest car on the first day of time trials wins the pole position.
Is NASCAR qualifying in 2021?
The day before, NASCAR is returning to its qualifying process for the race. Qualifying will take place at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday and air on CNBC. It will include the same live stream options as Sunday’s race. Qualifying has been limited to seven tracks this season and this weekend marks the eighth.
Does NASCAR still have qualifying?
NASCAR will have qualifying for all races in 2022. And practice will return for most events, too. It won’t be a lot of practice, but some practice, which is more than they’ve had at many events the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as teams raced without practice or qualifying.
Why is NASCAR not doing qualifying?
NASCAR announced on Friday that after nearly two seasons of little or no practice or qualifying sessions on race weekends—due to the COVID-19 pandemic—the sanctioning body will institute knockout-style qualifying for each Cup Series race next season.
How important is starting position in NASCAR?
The pole position is the most venerated starting position in motor sports. The order of start conveys certain advantages to the individual driver and to all drivers as a group, including increased safety.
Will qualifying return to NASCAR?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR will return practice and qualifying to its weekend schedule for all three national series in 2022 after the on-track activity had been mostly scrapped the past two seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Who drives the 43 car in NASCAR?
43 at Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021 NASCAR season. Erik Jones will replace Bubba Wallace in the No. 43 at Richard Petty Motorsports next season, the team has announced. Jones currently drives the No.
Who was fastest in NASCAR practice today?
Brad Keselowski was fastest in Friday’s NASCAR Cup Series practice at Phoenix Raceway, while the Championship 4 drivers began preparations for Sunday’s title decider (3 p.m. ET, NBC and Peacock Premium).
Will NASCAR be on Fox in 2022?
Fox Sports and FS1 will air Cup and Xfinity races in the first half of the 2022 season. Nineteen Cup races will air on Fox and NBC. … NBC and USA Network will air 39 races (20 Cup and 19 Xfinity) in 2022. The NBC/USA portion of the season begins June 26 at Nashville Superspeedway.
What is the new car for NASCAR in 2022?
What’s new with the NASCAR Next Gen car? Wednesday’s public debut of the Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Ford Mustang and the Toyota TRD Camry for 2022 showed off some of the car-specific characteristics, including sleeker designs and bigger wheels.
What type of cars are NASCAR?
These days, NASCAR racing features only Fords, Chevrolets and Toyotas with the occasional independent Dodge/RAM straggler potentially hanging around in the Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series.