Kyle Larson will lead the Michigan Cup starting lineup to the green flag this weekend. He’ll be joined on the front row by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott for the race at Michigan International Speedway (3 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN).
Ryan Blaney will start third. Matt DiBenedetto starts fourth. Martin Truex Jr. is fifth.
MORE: Michigan Cup starting lineup
The Michigan 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 Michigan
Race time: 3 p.m. ET Sunday
Track: Michigan International Speedway (2-mile speedway)
Forecast: The wunderground.com forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, a high of 82 degrees and a 17% chance of rain.
Length: 200 laps (400 miles)
Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 60. Stage 2 ends Lap 120.
TV coverage: NBCSN
Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Starting lineup: Michigan Cup starting lineup
Next Xfinity race: Saturday at Michigan International Speedway (125 laps, 250 miles), 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Next Truck race: Friday at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (160 laps, 200 miles), 9 p.m. ET on FS1