Bristol starting lineup: Carl Edwards, Toyota on pole for NASCAR

Lineup for Bristol Race

Racing / December 19, 2019

Rainy weather Friday afternoon washed out Monster Energy NASCAR Cup qualifying at Bristol, and that's good news for Kyle Larson.

The series points leader will start from the pole for the Food City 500 as NASCAR lines up the field by owner points. Chase Elliott will start beside him on the front row for the 500-lap race, which has been rescheduled from Sunday to Monday.

Matt Kenseth, who sits a disappointing 22nd in the standings, is in need of a win and it may come at the track where he won the Food City 500 in 2015. Joe Gibbs Racing has won four of the past eight spring races at Bristol and could use another triumph as Toyota sits last in the manufacturing standings entering Monday's race.

Kenseth has the most top-five finishes (13) and top 10s (20) among active Cup drivers at Bristol, along with four wins. His teammate Martin Truex Jr. led the third-most laps at Bristol with 316.

Yet none of the Toyota drivers is as hot as Larson, who recorded his fifth top-two finish in the last six races at Texas nearly two weeks ago.

Morning showers delayed Friday activities at the track, which will now run three, 55-minute practices Friday for each series competing: K&N Pro Series, Xfinity Series and Cup Series. More rain came Saturday and Sunday, and there's a 30-50 percent chance of rain Monday.

Here is the starting lineup for the Food City 500 (Monday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox).

  1. Kyle Larson
  2. Chase Elliott
  3. Martin Truex Jr.
  4. Brad Keselowski
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Ryan Blaney
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Jamie McMurray
  9. Clint Bowyer
  10. Kevin Harvick
  11. Jimmie Johnson
  12. Trevor Bayne
  13. Ryan Newman
  14. Erik Jones
  15. Kurt Busch
  16. Denny Hamlin
  17. Kasey Kahne
  18. Aric Almirola
  19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  20. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  21. Austin Dillon
  22. Matt Kenseth
  23. Daniel Suarez
  24. Ty Dillon
  25. AJ Allmendinger
  26. Paul Menard
  27. Chris Buescher
  28. Michael McDowell
  29. Danica Patrick
  30. Landon Cassill
  31. Cole Whitt
  32. Matt DiBenedetto
  33. David Ragan
  34. Reed Sorenson
  35. Corey LaJoie
  36. Gray Gaulding
  37. Jeffrey Earnhardt
  38. Timmy Hill