HOMESTEAD, Fla – Mother nature won the day on Friday. Both Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice sessions were rained out at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. That prompted NASCAR to react as with a brand new racing package and a new tire that Goodyear brought down to South Florida, the teams were given a practice session on Saturday instead of qualifying.
That meant the field for Sunday’s season finale in the Ford EcoBoost 400 (3 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) was determined by owners points.
It’s honestly the best way to start the race anyways. Now, the four drivers vying for the 2019 championship will start 1-2-3-4. They have the best starting spots and clean air at the start.
That makes it even to begin Sunday’s race.
Ford EcoBoost 400 Starting Lineup
Row 1: Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick
Row 2: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch
Row 3: Joey Logano, Kyle Larson
Row 4: Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski
Row 5: William Byron, Clint Bowyer
Row 6: Chase Elliott, Alex Bowman
Row 7: Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola
Row 8: Ryan Newman, Erik Jones
Row 9: Daniel Suarez, Jimmie Johnson
Row 10: Paul Menard, Chris Buescher
Row 11: Matt DiBenedetto, Austin Dillon
Row 12: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ty Dillon
Row 13: Daniel Hemric R, Ryan Preece R
Row 14: Darrell Wallace Jr., Michael McDowell
Row 15: Corey LaJoie, John Hunter Nemechek
Row 16: David Ragan, Joe Nemechek
Row 17: Landon Cassill, JJ Yeley
Row 18: Reed Soenson, Ross Chastain
Row 19: Drew Herring, Josh Bilicki
Row 20: BJ McLeod, Timmy Hill