Road America winner Chase Elliott will start from the pole in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday (July 11).
The No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver looks to rebound from an early retirement in his first trip to the 1.54-mile racetrack in March.
Elliott’s Hendrick teammate Kyle Larson starts sixth, Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick is seventh and Kurt Busch rolls off eighth. Ross Chastain and Joey Logano complete the top 10 in the lineup.
As is the case at most tracks without regular qualifying this season, an equation based on drivers’ performance was used to set the lineup. Driver’s and car owner’s finishing position (weighted 25% each), fastest lap from previous race (15%) and rank in owner’s points (35%) were combined and whoever had the lowest number started first.
The Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart airs July 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and the Performance Racing Network radio.
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