Chase Elliott claims Busch Pole for Atlanta; see starting lineup

Chase Elliott has actually won the Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s Quake State 400 provided by Walmart (3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Elliott, the series’ newest winner last Sunday at Roadway America, will begin his No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet from the lead at the 1.54-mile track in his house state of Georgia.

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Cup Series routine Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Credit Karma Cash 250 (3:30 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. The Outdoor Camping World Truck Series is likewise in action this weekend, making its launching at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. That occasion will utilize certifying heats up to identify the beginning lineup for Friday’s Corn Belt 150 (9 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM).

As NASCAR adjusted to COVID-19 procedures last season, practice and certifying were removed at a bulk of national-series occasions to restrict at-track time, direct exposure and to cut race weekend expenses. To identify beginning lineups, competitors authorities utilized organized draws, included inversions for weekend doubleheaders, and ultimately embraced a performance-metrics formula. That metrics format stays in location this season, making use of efficiency from both private races and season-long results.

NASCAR’s metrics formula for 2021 weighs:

  • 25 percent: Motorist’s completing position from the previous race

  • 25 percent: Vehicle owner’s completing position from the previous race

  • 35 percent: Group owner points ranking

  • 15 percent: Fastest lap from the previous race

See the complete lineup for Sunday’s Cup Series race below.

 

Start pos.

Motorist

Cars And Truck #

Group

1

Chase Elliott

9

Hendrick Motorsports

2

Kyle Busch

18

Joe Gibbs Racing

3

Denny Hamlin

11

Joe Gibbs Racing

4

Christopher Bell

20

Joe Gibbs Racing

5

Martin Truex Jr.

19

Joe Gibbs Racing

6

Kyle Larson

5

Hendrick Motorsports

7

Tyler Reddick

8

Richard Childress Racing

8

Kurt Busch

1

Chip Ganassi Racing

9

Ross Chastain

42

Chip Ganassi Racing

10

Joey Logano

22

Group Penske

11

Chase Briscoe

14

Stewart-Haas Racing

12

Matt DiBenedetto

21

Wood Brothers Racing

13

Austin Dillon

3

Richard Childress Racing

14

Brad Keselowski

2

Group Penske

15

Ryan Blaney

12

Group Penske

16

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

47

JTG Daugherty Racing

17

Alex Bowman

48

Hendrick Motorsports

18

Chris Buescher

17

Roush Fenway Racing

19

William Byron

24

Hendrick Motorsports

20

Aric Almirola

10

Stewart-Haas Racing

21

Kevin Harvick

4

Stewart-Haas Racing

22

Erik Jones

43

Richard Petty Motorsports

23

Cole Custer

41

Stewart-Haas Racing

24

Bubba Wallace

23

23XI Racing

25

Michael McDowell

34

Front Row Motorsports

26

Corey LaJoie

7

Spire Motorsports

27

Daniel Suarez

99

Trackhouse Racing Group

28

Justin Haley

77

Spire Motorsports

29

Ryan Newman

6

Roush Fenway Racing

30

Josh Bilicki

52

Rick Ware Racing

31

Cody Ware

51

Petty Ware Racing

32

Anthony Alfredo

38

Front Row Motorsports

33

Bayley Currey

15

Rick Ware Racing

34

Ryan Preece

37

JTG Daugherty Racing

35

Quin Houff

00

StarCom Racing

36

BJ McLeod

78

Live Quick Motorsports

37

Garrett Smithley

53

Rick Ware Racing

Practice and certifying are tentatively arranged for 8 Cup Series races this year. 2 races stay with Busch Pole Qualifying on the schedule — Aug. 15 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s roadway course and the season-ending champion race Nov. 7 at Phoenix Raceway.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.