Elliott Leads Them To The Green Flag

Chase Elliott will be starting first for this weekend’s playoff race at Kansas Speedway.

The driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE nabbed the pole position after his first-place finish at the Charlotte roval last Sunday. Alex Bowman will kick off his first time to the Round of 8 in sixth and William Byron will also be in the top 10 with a 10th-place start. Jimmie Johnson will roll off the grid in 14th.

The starting lineup is based on a new metric system put in place on Aug. 6. Points position is weighted at 35%; finishing position from the previous race is for 50%; and the fastest race lap makes up 15%.

The first race in the Round of 8 will be Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Take a look below at the full starting lineup.

Chase Elliott
Joey Logano
Kurt Busch
Kevin Harvick
Martin Truex Jr.
Alex Bowman
Denny Hamlin
Brad Keselowski
Ryan Blaney
William Byron
Erik Jones
Clint Bowyer
Cole Custer
Jimmie Johnson
Tyler Reddick
Aric Almirola
Austin Dillon
Matt DiBenedetto
Ryan Preece
Kyle Busch
Chris Buescher
Christopher Bell
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Bubba Wallace
Ty Dillon
Michael McDowell
Daniel Suarez
Ryan Newman
Corey LaJoie
Matt Kenseth
Quin Houff
John Hunter Nemechek
James Davidson
JJ Yeley
Brennan Poole
Reed Sorenson
Timmy Hill
Joey Gase
Josh Bilicki


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