Team Penske will lead the way in Sunday’s Cup race at Watkins Glen International, taking the top three starting spots.
The Watkins Glen Cup starting lineup is set by using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, owner final race position, and the finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race.
Performance Metrics Qualifying is a formula based on the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the rule book.
NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen
Race time: 3 p.m. ET Sunday
Track: Watkins Glen International (2.45-mile road course)
Forecast: The wunderground.com forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, a high of 84 degrees and a 24% chance of rain.
Length: 90 laps (220.5 miles)
Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 20. Stage 2 ends Lap 40.
TV coverage: NBCSN
Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Starting lineup: Watkins Glen Cup starting lineup
Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Watkins Glen International (82 laps, 200.9 miles), 4 p.m. ET on CNBC
Next Truck race: Saturday at Watkins Glen International (72 laps, 176.4 miles), 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1