Kevin Harvick wins Busch Pole Award for playoff race at Richmond

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Kevin Harvick wins Busch Pole Award for playoff race at Richmond
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Kevin Harvick won the Busch Pole Award for Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

The lineup was determined using NASCAR’s new competition-based formula, which is a total number based on the previous event: 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the Owner Points position. Any ties will be broken by the Rule Book.

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Joey Logano will join the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford on the front row in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford.

In the majority of national series events since NASCAR‘s May return, starting lineups have been set by random draws. The new structure draws on performance from both individual races and season-long results, rather than leaving a range of starting spots up to chance.

An example of how the math works: Harvick finished first in the last race (1 x 0.5), is first in owner points (1 x 0.35) and his most recent fastest lap ranked sixth in the field (6 x 0.15). His metric total is 1.75. Logano, meanwhile, had a metric total of 4.5 to claim second; he finished third Sunday (3 x 0.5), is third in owner points (3 x 0.35) and scored the 13th-fastest lap of the race (13 x 0.15).

See the full starting lineup for Saturday’s race below.

Starting spot

Driver

Car #

Team

1

Kevin Harvick

4

Stewart-Haas Racing

2

Joey Logano

22

Team Penske

3

Austin Dillon

3

Richard Childress Racing

4

Alex Bowman

88

Hendrick Motorsports

5

William Byron

24

Hendrick Motorsports

6

Kyle Busch

18

Joe Gibbs Racing

7

Denny Hamlin

11

Joe Gibbs Racing

8

Kurt Busch

1

Chip Ganassi Racing

9

Brad Keselowski

2

Team Penske

10

Aric Almirola

10

Stewart-Haas Racing

11

Clint Bowyer

14

Stewart-Haas Racing

12

Chase Elliott

9

Hendrick Motorsports

13

Cole Custer

41

Stewart-Haas Racing

14

Martin Truex Jr.

19

Joe Gibbs Racing

15

Ryan Blaney

12

Team Penske

16

Matt DiBenedetto

21

Wood Brothers Racing

17

Erik Jones

20

Joe Gibbs Racing

18

Jimmie Johnson

48

Hendrick Motorsports

19

Matt Kenseth

42

Chip Ganassi Racing

20

Michael McDowell

34

Front Row Motorsports

21

Ryan Newman

6

Roush Fenway Racing

22

Tyler Reddick

8

Richard Childress Racing

23

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

47

JTG Daugherty Racing

24

Ryan Preece

37

JTG Daugherty Racing

25

Chris Buescher

17

Roush Fenway Racing

26

Christopher Bell

95

Leavine Family Racing

27

Ty Dillon

13

Germain Racing

28

Daniel Suarez

96

Gaunt Brothers Racing

29

Brennan Poole

15

Premium Motorsports

30

Bubba Wallace

43

Richard Petty Motorsports

31

John Hunter Nemechek

38

Front Row Motorsports

32

JJ Yeley

27

Rick Ware Racing

33

Quin Houff

00

StarCom Racing

34

Corey LaJoie

32

Go Fas Racing

35

Reed Sorenson

77

Spire Motorsports

36

Joey Gase

51

Petty Ware Racing

37

Timmy Hill

66

Motorsports Business Management

38

James Davison

53

Rick Ware Racing