Another Lucky Draw Gives Keselowski Bristol Pole

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Brad Keselowski celebrates in victory lane after winning Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – For the second time in the last four races, a little bit of luck has put Brad Keselowski at the front of the NASCAR Cup Series field.

Courtesy of a random draw, Keselowski will lead the field to the green flag in the No. 2 Team Penske Ford during Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Supermarket Heroes 500. Keselowski, who won the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, also started from the pole during The Real Heroes 400 on May 17 as the result of a random draw.

Aric Almirola, aboard the No. 10 Ford for Stewart-Haas Racing, will start Sunday’s race from the second position.

The starting lineup for Sunday’s race was determined via a random draw based on each charter team’s position in owner points. Positions 1-12 were chosen at random from teams in those positions in owner points. Positions 13-24 and 25-36 were determined the same way, with positions 37-40 available for non-charter teams based on their owner points position.

Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney will start third and fourth for Team Penske, followed by Joe Gibbs Racing’s Martin Truex Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Matt DiBenedetto, Denny Hamlin, Alex Bowman and Kurt Busch filled the remainder of the top-12 positions.

Starting Lineup For The Supermarket Heroes 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Aric Almirola
3. Joey Logano
4. Ryan Blaney
5. Martin Truex Jr.
6. Chase Elliott
7. Kyle Busch
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Matt DiBenedetto
10. Denny Hamlin
11. Alex Bowman
12. Kurt Busch
13. William Byron
14. Matt Kenseth
15. Erik Jones
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
17. Ryan Newman
18. John Hunter Nemechek
19. Chris Buescher
20. Austin Dillon
21. Tyler Reddick
22. Cole Custer
23. Clint Bowyer
24. Jimmie Johnson
25. Michael McDowell
26. Bayley Currey
27. Joey Gase
28. Quin Houff
29. Ty Dillon
30. Gray Gaulding
31. Garrett Smithley
32. Corey LaJoie
33. Ryan Preece
34. Brennan Poole
35. Christopher Bell
36. Bubba Wallace
37. Daniel Suarez
38. Timmy Hill
39. B.J. McLeod
40. J.J. Yeley