Elliott leads Hendrick parade for Talladega pole, 1000 Bulbs starting lineup

Chase Elliott led a four car sweep of the top spots for Hendrick Motorsports at Talladega.

An early engine failure at Dover has Elliott on the outside looking in as far as advancing to the next round of the playoffs but the No. 9 is in striking distance and a win would automatically move him into the Round of 8.

 “It was really faster than I was expecting it to be today, which is nice. And (crew chief) Alan (Gustafson) and our team do such a good job at these places” said Elliott about his qualifying lap.

The 1000Bulbs.clm 500 airs on NBC and MRN Radio starting at 2 pm ET. Green flag racing is expected at 2:18 pm ET.

Starting Lineup

    Chase Elliott
    Alex Bowman
    William Byron
    Jimmie Johnson
    Aric Almirola
    Brad Keselowski
    Ricky Stenhouse
    Clint Bowyer
    Ryan Blaney
    Joey Logano
    Erik Jones
    Kyle Larson
    Ryan Newman
    Paul Menard
    Kevin Harvick
    Matt Tifft
    David Ragan
    Martin Truex
    Daniel Suarez
    Austin Dillon
    Ty Dillon
    Michael McDowell
    Chris Buescher
    Kurt Busch
    Landon Cassill
    Kyle Busch
    Bubba Wallace
    Brendan Gaughan
    Daniel Hemric
    Ryan Preece
    Matt DiBenedetto
    Parker Kligerman
    Corey LaJoie
    Ross Chastain
    Blake Jones
    Joey Gase
    Austin Theriault
    Reed Sorenson
    Spencer Boyd
    Denny Hamlin