Chase Elliott to start on pole at Atlanta

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Chase Elliott will start from the pole in Sunday’s Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a random draw Thursday.

Elliott, who won at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28 and was racing Joey Logano for the lead last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway before crashing, will be joined on the front row by Aric Almirola.

Logano will start third. Kyle Busch starts fourth. Clint Bowyer starts fifth.

Brad Keselowski, who won last weekend at Bristol, starts sixth in the 40-car field.

Click here for Cup starting lineup

Sunday’s race is scheduled to take the green flag at 3:25 p.m. ET.

The field was determined through a random draw of the following groups:

  • Positions 1-12: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 13-24: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 25-36: Random draw from charter teams in those positions in owner points
  • Positions 37-40: Open teams in order of owners points

NASCAR Cup Series at Atlanta

Race Time: 3 p.m. ET Sunday

Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway; Hampton, Georgia (1.54-mile speedway)

Length: 325 laps, 500.5 miles

Stages: Stage 1 ends on Lap 105. Stage 2 ends on Lap 210.

TV coverage: Fox

Radio: Performance Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Streaming: Fox Sports app (subscription required); goprn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Next Xfinity race: June 6 at Atlanta (163 laps, 251.2 miles), 4:30 p.m. ET on Fox

Next Truck Series race: June 6 at Atlanta (130 laps, 200.02 miles), 1 p.m. ET on FS1