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The Real Heroes 400 Starting Lineup


Starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The lineup was determined by a draw Thursday evening on FS1’s "Race Hub."

Update: Kyle Busch to drop to the rear

Pos. Car Name Sponsor/Make Crew Chief
1 2 Brad Keselowski Discount Tire Ford Jeremy Bullins
2 88 Alex Bowman ChevyGoods.com NOCO Chevrolet Greg Ives
3 21 Matt DiBenedetto Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Greg Erwin
4 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota Adam Stevens
5 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford Mike Bugarewicz
6 4 Kevin Harvick Busch Light #YOURFACEHERE Ford Rodney Childers
7 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Duracell Ford Todd Gordon
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Ally Chevrolet Cliff Daniels
9 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford Paul Wolfe
10 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Thank You Toyota Christopher Gabehart
11 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Alan Gustafson
12 42 Matt Kenseth Credit One Bank Chevrolet Chad Johnston
13 14 Clint Bowyer Rush Trucking/Mobil 1 Ford John Klausmeier
14 41 Cole Custer # HaasTooling.com Ford Mike Shiplett
15 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota James Small
16 3 Austin Dillon Symbicort Chevrolet Justin Alexander
17 43 Bubba Wallace World Wide Technology Chevrolet Jerry Baxter
18 24 William Byron Axalta Chevrolet Chad Knaus
19 32 Corey LaJoie Drydene Ford Ryan Sparks
20 20 Erik Jones DeWalt Atomic Thank You Toyota Chris Gayle
21 6 Ryan Newman Oscar Mayer Ford Scott Graves
22 1 Kurt Busch Monster Energy Chevrolet Matt McCall
23 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger Chevrolet Brian Pattie
24 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford Lucas Lambert
25 37 Ryan Preece Cottonelle Chevrolet Trent Owens
26 53 Garrett Smithley # Trophy Tractor Chevrolet Jason Houghtaling
27 00 Quin Houff # UNITS Chevrolet George Church
28 95 Christopher Bell # Rheem Toyota Jason Ratcliff
29 8 Tyler Reddick # Caterpillar Chevrolet Randall Burnett
30 27 JJ Yeley Jacob Construction Ford Mike Hillman, Jr.
31 34 Michael McDowell CarParts.com Ford Drew Blickensderfer
32 51 Joey Gase Agri Supply Ford Lee Leslie
33 13 Ty Dillon GEICO Chevrolet Matt Borland
34 38 John Hunter Nemechek Scag Power Equipment Ford Seth Barbour
35 15 Brennan Poole # SpartanGO Chevrolet Pat Tryson
36 77 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet Peter Sospenzo
37 96 Daniel Suarez Today. Tomorrow. Toyota Dave Winston
38 66 Timmy Hill RoofClaim.com Toyota Clinton Cram
39 78 BJ McLeod Chevrolet Todd Parrott
40 7 Josh Bilicki Gravely Chevrolet Tommy Baldwin Jr.

How the lineup was determined:

  • Positions 1-12 determined by a random draw from charter teams in those positions in team owner points
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw among charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw among charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 37-40 will be filled out by open, non-chartered teams in order of owner points