John Hunter Nemechek will start 29th in his Cup Series debut.
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
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 race will eliminate four drivers from playoff contention.
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 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.
It’s the second time SHR has swept the first two rows (Talladega, Fall 2018).
Kurt Busch rounded out the top five.