LAS VEGAS, NV — Mother nature reared her ugly head in the Nevada desert on Saturday. Both qualifying sessions for the NASCAR Xfinity Series as well as the NASCAR Cup Series were rained out at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
By virtue of that, the starting lineup for both races are determined by 2019 owners points. That initially meant that Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. would lead the field to green for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 (3:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN) as a result of that.
But, Busch was among three Toyota drivers penalized for inspection infractions involving the front of their cars. Busch, last weeks Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin as well as Christopher Bell were all given L1 penalties.
Pennzoil 400 Starting Lineup
Row 1: Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr.
Row 2: Joey Logano, Kyle Larson
Row 3: Ryan Blaney, Brad Keselowski
Row 4: Clint Bowyer, Chase Elliott
Row 5: William Byron, Alex Bowman
Row 6: Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola
Row 7: Ross Chastain, Erik Jones
Row 8: Cole Custer R, Jimmie Johnson
Row 9: Matt DiBenedetto, Ryan Preece
Row 10: Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon
Row 11: Chris Buescher, Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Row 12: Tyler Reddick R, Darrell Wallace Jr.
Row 13: Michael McDowell, John Hunter Nemcehek R
Row 14: Corey LaJoie, Brennan Poole R
Row 15: Quin Houff R, Daniel Suarez
Row 16: Reed Sorenson, JJ Yeley
Row 17: Joey Gase, Timmy Hill
Row 18: Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin
Row 19: Christopher Bell R, Garrett Smithley