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Kevin Harvick on Vegas Pole in Cup Race

The NASCAR Cup Series’ first race in the Round of 12 is at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 27. Last week’s winner Kevin Harvick will lead the field to green.

This is Harvick’s second Busch Pole Award in three weeks.

Kyle Busch, who was runner up at Bristol Motor Speedway, starts on the front row next to Harvick.

Chase Elliott is third and Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Aric Almirola begins fourth. Team Penske’s Joey Logano rounds out the top five.

Clint Bowyer starts sixth, Austin Dillon is seventh, and Alex Bowman lines up eighth. Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin completes the top 10.

The others in the Round of 12 are Martin Truex Jr and Brad Keselowski, who begin 11th and 12th.

The lineup is based on a formula combining rank in owner points (weighted 35%), driver’s finishing position (25%), owner’s end position (25%) and fastest lap from previous race (15%).

Cup Starting Lineup for Las Vegas

The South Point 400 airs on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and PRN radio.

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    Where are you Don?

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    Aw, hell! Why not?????

    Finish: 4 18 20 8 10 14 9 17 37 34 22 3

    Owner Points: 4 11 2 22 9 19 88 3 10 18 14 1

    Starting Lineup: 4 18 9 10 22 14 3 88 1 11 19 2

    The nerve of the 20, 8, 17, 37 and 34 who dare to finish higher than allowed. I’m sure NA$CAR in their infinite wisdom is planning new rules to prevent it in the future.

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    Why is this even a headline? It ain’t that hard to set the field when it’s already pre-set…