NASCAR starting lineup 2021: Full starting grid for Saturday’s United Rentals 176 truck race at Watkins Glen

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be at Watkins Glen International for the 2021 United Rentals 176. The race is scheduled for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on FS1. The NASCAR Truck Series is back at Watkins Glen for the first time since 2000. The […]

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will be at Watkins Glen International for the 2021 United Rentals 176. The race is scheduled for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on FS1.

The NASCAR Truck Series is back at Watkins Glen for the first time since 2000. The truck race held there was the Bully Hill Vineyards 150. Austin Hill will be the pole leader for this weekend’s race, but has long shot odds to win +2200, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Hill won the Corn Belt 150 on July 9th at Knoxville Raceway.

A.J. Allmendinger, who will also be competing in the Xfinity Series race at 4:00 p.m ET, has the best odds to win the United Rentals 176 at +125. Along with Allmendinger, John Hunter Nemechek has the second-best odds to win on Saturday with +400 odds, while Sheldon Creed has the third-best odds at +550.

The lineup was determined with a performance-metric formula instead of traditional qualifying. The metric is split into four parts: 25 percent driver’s finishing position from the previous race, 25 percent car owner’s finishing position from the previous race, 35 percent team owner’s points ranking, and 15 percent fastest lap from the previous race.

Here is the full lineup for Saturday’s 2021 United Rental 176 truck race.

2021 United Rentals 176 truck race starting grid

Starting Pos. Driver Car #
Starting Pos. Driver Car #
1 Austin Hill 16
2 Todd Gilliland 38
3 Chandler Smith 18
4 Matt Crafton 88
5 Ben Rhodes 99
6 John Hunter Nemechek 4
7 Derek Kraus 19
8 Zane Smith 21
9 Carson Hocevar 42
10 Tyler Ankrum 26
11 Danny Bohn 30
12 Ryan Truex 40
13 Tate Fogleman 12
14 Johnny Sauter 13
15 Christian Eckes 98
16 Corey Heim 51
17 Stewart Friesen 52
18 Hailie Deegan 1
19 Sheldon Creed 2
20 Austin Wayne Self 22
21 Josh Berry 25
22 Tanner Gray 15
23 Kaz Grala 2
24 Lawless Alan 34
25 A.J. Allmendinger 23
26 Norm Benning 6
27 Jack Wood 24
28 Jennifer Jo Cobb 10
29 Will Rodgers 41
30 Grant Enfinger 9
31 Chad Chastain 45
32 Taylor Gray 17
33 Josh Reaume 33
34 Spencer Boyd 20
35 Bobby Reuse 3
36 Timmy Hill 56
37 Roger Reuse 49
38 Parker Kligerman 75
39 Paul Menard 66
40 Sam Mayer 32

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