Byron On Pole For Second Charlotte Cup Race

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William Byron will start the Alsco Uniform 500 from the pole on Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Photo)
William Byron will start the Alsco Uniform 500 from the pole on Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – A late-race spin in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway cost William Byron a solid finish, but there was one small silver lining.

As a result of Byron’s 20th place finish and an invert of the top-20 finishers, Byron will lead the NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag during Wednesday’s Alsco Uniforms 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile oval.

Just like the second race at Darlington Raceway last week, the top-20 finishers from the Coca-Cola 600 were inverted to determine the starting lineup for Wednesday’s race.

Joining Byron on the front row for Wednesday’s 500-kilometer race will be his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Alex Bowman. Bowman led the most laps in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 before ultimately finishing 19th.

Michael McDowell will start third, followed by Matt DiBenedetto, John Hunter Nemechek, Aric Almirola, Austin Dillon, Joey Logano, Cole Custer and Erik Jones.

Starting Lineup for the NASCAR Cup Series Alsco Uniforms 500 

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