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Kyle Larson Starts on Cup Pole at Daytona

The NASCAR Cup Series’ regular season finale is this weekend and Kyle Larson will lead the field to green at Daytona International Speedway.

The points leader placed third at Michigan International Speedway last Sunday, helping him secure the pole position for Saturday night’s (Aug. 25) race.

His Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron will start alongside him on the front row. Joe Gibbs Racing cohorts Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch make up the second row and Chase Elliott rounds out the top five.

Michigan winner Ryan Blaney begins sixth while JGR pilot Martin Truex Jr. is seventh. Kurt Busch, Matt DiBenedetto and Brad Keselowski complete the top 10 in the lineup.

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Four categories based on drivers’ performances were weighted and added to form the lineup: driver’s and car owner’s finishing position (weighted 25% each), fastest lap from previous race (15%) and team owner points ranking (35%).

Cup Lineup for Daytona

The Coke Zero Sugar 400 is set to air on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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All right Kyle, way to go.

Ashton zack

Kyle you are the best driver on the field i’m your biggest fan your going to crush it Saturday night your going to start first at Daytona and your going to finish firs go #5.

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