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Brad Keselowski Starting From Cup Pole at Bristol

Per a May 29 random draw to set the starting lineup for the Food City Presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 (May 31), Brad Keselowski will start from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Cup Series on Sunday.

Keselowski, the 2020 Coca-Cola 600 winner, will lead a quartet of Fords to the green flag as they drew the top four positions. Aric Almirola will join the front row, while Keselowski’s teammates Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney will start third and fourth, respectively.

Martin Truex Jr. is the first Toyota on the grid, as he will roll off from fifth. Alsco 500 winner Chase Elliott will start in sixth. Elliott is the first Chevrolet in the field.

Points leader Kevin Harvick will line up eighth, while Jimmie Johnson will start in the back half of the field again after grabbing the 24th position.

The lineup was selected based upon a tiered draw, last used for The Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. The first 12 positions were based off those in the top 12 in the owner points standings. Positions 13-24 and 25-36 used the same process, with the remaining non-charted open teams filling out the remainder of the field from 37th on back.

Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 Starting Lineup

The green flag for the Food City presents the Supermarket Heroes 500 is scheduled to drop on Sunday, May 31 at 3:18 p.m. ET. TV coverage will be provided by Fox Sports 1.

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Never at a loss for words, Zach Gillispie is a young marketing professional from North Carolina who writes and talks about racing on the side. Since joining Frontstretch in 2018, Zach has served in a variety of roles. Currently, he pens the NASCAR 101 column, a weekly piece covering the basic nuts and bolts of the sport. In his free time, you can find Zach in the great outdoors, cheering on his beloved Atlanta Braves or ruthlessly pestering his colleagues with useless statistics about Delma Cowart.

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