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Starting lineup for Sunday’s Cup playoff race at Talladega

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Chase Elliott and teammate Alex Bowman will start on the front row of Sunday’s Cup Series playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).

Elliott starts from his fourth pole of the year

The top five is completed by William Byron, Jimmie Johnson and Aric Almirola.

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Starting lineup for Bank of America Roval 400

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CONCORD, N.C. — William Byron and Alex Bowman will start on the front row for Sunday’s Cup Series playoff race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC).

It’s the sixth time Hendrick Motorsports has swept the front row 2019, including the last two road courses.

The top five is completed by Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer.

The race will eliminate four drivers from playoff contention.

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Starting lineup for Richmond Cup race

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Playoff drivers Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick are on the provisional front row for Saturday’s Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

The top five is completed by playoff drivers Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer.

The highest qualifying non-playoff driver is Jimmie Johnson (10th).

The lowest qualifying playoff driver was Joey Logano (28th).

The starting lineup will be made official after pre-race inspection Saturday. One failure will result in a qualifying time being disallowed.

UPDATE: All 16 playoff cars have passed inspection. Only the cars of Bubba Wallace and JJ Yeley failed inspection and will start at the rear for tonight’s race.

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Starting lineup for the South Point 400 at Las Vegas

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Clint Bowyer will lead the field to the green flag for the Cup Series’ playoff-opening race Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (7 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Stewart-Haas Racing locked down the first four positions, with Bowyer being followed by Daniel Suarez, Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola.

It’s the second time SHR has swept the first two rows (Talladega, Fall 2018).

Kurt Busch rounded out the top five.

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Starting lineup for Cup night race at Bristol

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Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson are on the provisional front row for Saturday’s Cup Series night race at Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Hamlin claimed the provisional pole, which would be his first of the year.

The lineup will be final after inspection Saturday. Any car that fails inspection once will have to start from the rear.

The top five is completed by Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch and Aric Almirola.

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