TALLADEGA, Ala. – Stewart-Haas Racing has the top four spots, Hendrick Motorsports has the next four spots and Joe Gibbs Racing has the last two positions in the 10 for Sunday’s Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Chase Elliott starts fifth and leads the Hendrick contingent. Jimmie Johnson starts sixth, Alex Bowman is seventh and William Byron is eight. Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch is ninth and teammate Denny Hamlin is 10th.
Only one car failed inspection after qualifying. The No. 72 of Corey LaJoie needed to go through a second time to pass. By failing the first time, its qualifying time was disallowed.