Cup starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Dover


Martin Truex Jr. will start from the pole in Sunday’s Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Kyle Busch will start beside Truex on the front row, having qualified second during Friday’s qualifying session.

Sunday’s race marks the end of the first round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs. Once the checkered flag falls, four of the original 16 playoff qualifiers will be eliminated as the playoffs then move to the Round of 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 8.

Pole-sitter Truex is going for his second straight win in this race at Dover. Jimmie Johnson, who starts 17th Sunday, won this past June at Dover, his 11th career triumph at the one-mile, high-banked oval.

Click here for the full row-by-row starting lineup for Sunday’s race.

At the opposite end of the qualifying spectrum is Jamie McMurray, who failed to advance past the first round Friday and will start Sunday’s race from the 26th position, the lowest-qualified of the 16 playoff drivers.

NBCSN spoke with McMurray after the first round of qualifying and he talked about how he’ll approach the race starting so far back in the pack. See the video above.