Starting Grid for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Race at Atlanta Revealed as Chase Elliott to Start From Pole

Published 06/05/2020, 8:09 AM EDT


Chase Elliott to start from the front in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta. The local hero won the pole at The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 400 in a random draw.

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Chase Elliott hit the lottery in his home state Thursday night. Stewart-Haas driver Aric Almirola will join Elliott on the first row. Almiro is yet to get his first top-five finish of the season. His best finish was seventh at the night race at Darlington in May.

The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 400 will run this Sunday, June 7. And the race will start at 3:25 P.M EST at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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Bob Pockrass of Fox NASCAR reveals the full lineup in his tweet.

Chase Elliott drew the pole position in a random draw of the Cup Series’ top 12 teams based on owner points. This is the second pole of the Cup Series season for Elliott. He qualified first at Phoenix in March in the last race before the Series shut down for COVID-19.

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Chase Elliot and Joey Logano will start ‘Nose to Tail’ in the NASCAR race at Atlanta

Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, and Clint Bowyer drew the remainder of the top five spots. This weekend, Logano and Elliott will start the race ‘nose to tail’ at the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway. How the race unfurls could be intriguing to watch because of the interesting starting line-up.

Last week, Elliott slid into Logano while the two drivers were fighting for the win with three laps to go at Bristol Motor Speedway. The incident wrecked both the cars and ended their chance at the win. It gave Brad Keselowski the lead in the last laps and he took the win.

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After the race, Both Logano and Elliott talked about the accident. And Logano later disclosing in an Instagram post that he was not satisfied that Elliott didn’t promptly apologize for causing the accident.

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Mrinal Kuniyal

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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