The starting lineup and pole for Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway were set by random draw among the drivers who automatically qualified for the event.
The starting grid for the race at Texas (8 p.m. ET; FS1, TSN3, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will be led the hottest driver in the Cup Series. The random draw set the positions for the first 17 spots in the 21-car field.
Three of the final four spots in the All-Star Race field will be determined by the results of the All-Star Open (6 p.m. ET; FS1, TSN3, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), which will be run before the All-Star Race. The fourth and final open spot will go to the winner of an online fan vote.
Below is the starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race and All-Star Open at Texas and how the Open field was set.
Kyle Larson, the hottest driver in the series, drew the No. 1 position for the All-Star Race. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has won the previous two Cup Series races, at Charlotte and at Sonoma, and won every stage of both races. Larson is tied for the series lead with three wins this season. He won the All-Star Race in 2019.