Chase Elliott On Pole For Atlanta Cup Race

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Chase Elliott will start from the pole during Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Photo)
Chase Elliott will start from the pole during Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Elliott will lead the NASCAR Cup Series field to the green flag when the series visits his home track, Atlanta Motor Speedway, on Sunday.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver was lucky enough to draw the pole in a random draw that set the starting lineup for Sunday’s 325-lap race. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola will join him on the front row.

Like previous events featuring no qualifying, positions 1-12 were determined via random draw for charter teams in those positions in owner points. Positions 13-24 and 25-36 were determined the same way, with positions 37-40 filled by open, no-charter teams based on their positions in owner points.

Joey Logano will start Sunday’s race from the third position, followed by Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Blaney, Alex Bowman, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin.

Sunday’s race will air live at 3 p.m. on FOX.

Starting Lineup for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

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