Starting lineup for Wednesday night’s race at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA - MAY 17: Ryan Preece, driver of the #37 Cottonelle Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway on May 17, 2020 in Darlington, South Carolina. NASCAR resumes the season after the nationwide lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19).  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
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Based on the finishing results from Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway, we have a starting lineup for Wednesday night’s Toyota 500 at the 1.366-mile South Carolina oval.

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The starting lineup for the next Cup Series event on May 20 will use the finishing order from May 17 as the basis for the lineup with one inversion:

  • Starting positions 1-20: The top 20 finishers from the May 17 event will be inverted for the start of the May 20 race
  • Starting positions 21-40: The bottom 20 finishers from the May 17 event will start from their finishing positions for the start of the May 20 race; any new entries will be placed at the tail of the field

Ryan Preece will start on the pole in the No. 37 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet, flanked on the front row by Ty Dillon in the No. 13 Germain Racing Chevrolet.

After collecting his first win of the 2020 season and the 50th of his NASCAR Cup Series career on Sunday, Kevin Harvick will start Wednesday night’s race from 20th.

Starting spot Driver Car # Team
1 Ryan Preece 37 JTG Daugherty Racing
2 Ty Dillon 13 Germain Racing
3 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
4 Clint Bowyer 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
5 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
6 Ryan Newman 6 Roush Fenway Racing
7 Matt DiBenedetto 21 Wood Brothers Racing
8 Brad Keselowski 2 Team Penske
9 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
10 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
11 Matt Kenseth 42 Chip Ganassi Racing
12 John Hunter Nemechek 38 Front Row Motorsports
13 Erik Jones 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
14 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
15 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
16 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
17 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
18 Kurt Busch 1 Chip Ganassi Racing
19 Alex Bowman 88 Hendrick Motorsports
20 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
21 Bubba Wallace 43 Richard Petty Motorsports
22 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
23 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
24 Christopher Bell 95 Leavine Family Racing
25 Daniel Suarez 96 Gaunt Brothers Racing
26 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
27 Brennan Poole 15 Premium Motorsports
28 Gray Gaulding* 27 Rick Ware Racing
29 JJ Yeley* 77 Spire Motorsports
30 Joey Gase 51 Petty Ware Racing
31 Corey LaJoie 32 Go Fas Racing
32 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Racing
33 Timmy Hill 66 MBM Motorsports
34 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
35 Quin Houff 00 Starcom Racing
36 Garrett Smithley 53 Rick Ware Racing
37 Jimmie Johnson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
38 BJ McLeod 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports
39 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing

* = Gray Gaulding and JJ Yeley will drop to the rear of the field for Wednesday’s race because those teams made a driver change between the two races at Darlington this week.