Denny Hamlin on pole at Chicago, Grant Park 220 Lineup

Denny Hamlin will start the first NASCAR Cup Series race on a street course from the pole.

Hamlin’s time of 88.435 (89.557 mph) places him up front for the start of the Grant Park 220. Joining him on the front row will be Shane Van Gisbergen who .

Ricky Stenhouse and Justin Haley would both have issues in qualifying for Group A, crashing and failing to record a lap. Chase Elliott would crash in Group B qualifying of the first round. Elliott will start back in the pack for the Grant Park 220. Kevin Harvick would suffer the same fate after hitting an inside wall which threw him into a tire barrier.

The NASCAR Cup Series race will take place at 5:30 pm ET (4:30 pm local) airing on NBC and Peacock. The race is scheduled for 100 laps with stage breaks at laps 20 and 45.

Chicago Street Circuit Cup Series Starting Lineup

PosCarDriverTeamBestLapTimeBestSpeed

1 11 Denny Hamlin Yahoo! Toyota 88.435 89.557
2 45 Tyler Reddick Monster Energy Toyota 88.479 89.513
3 91 Shane Van Gisbergen Enhance Health Chevrolet 88.588 89.403
4 20 Christopher Bell CRAFTSMAN Racing For A Miracle Toyota 89.224 88.765
5 99 Daniel Suarez Worldwide Express Chevrolet 89.322 88.668
6 34 Michael McDowell Chicago Pneumatic Compressors Ford 89.328 88.662
7 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 89.512 88.48
8 15 Jenson Button Mobil 1 Ford 89.571 88.421
9 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 90.219 87.786
10 16 AJ Allmendinger Bath Plant by BCI Acrylics Chevrolet 90.283 87.724
11 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 89.404 88.587
12 54 Ty Gibbs # Interstate Batteries Toyota 89.613 88.38
13 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 89.617 88.376
14 23 Bubba Wallace McDonald’s Toyota 89.667 88.327
15 17 Chris Buescher Fastenal Ford 89.687 88.307
16 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 89.687 88.307
17 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Dutch Boy Ford 89.756 88.239
18 8 Kyle Busch 3CHI Chevrolet 89.805 88.191
19 7 Corey LaJoie Celsius Chevrolet 89.859 88.138
20 6 Brad Keselowski Elk Grove Village Ford 89.878 88.119
21 43 Erik Jones DRAIVER Chevrolet 90.046 87.955
22 24 William Byron Valvoline Chevrolet 90.169 87.835
23 42 Noah Gragson # Wendy’s Chevrolet 90.225 87.781
24 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 90.232 87.774
25 38 Todd Gilliland gener8tor Skills Ford 90.235 87.771
26 9 Chase Elliott Hooters Chevrolet 90.283 87.724
27 78 Josh Bilicki(i) Zeigler Auto Group Chevrolet 90.331 87.678
28 41 Ryan Preece Operating Engineers Ford 90.408 87.603
29 3 Austin Dillon Get Bioethanol Chevrolet 90.521 87.494
30 51 Andy Lally Camping World Ford 90.575 87.441
31 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 90.718 87.304
32 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 90.759 87.264
33 77 Ty Dillon Chicago White Sox Chevrolet 90.799 87.226
34 1 Ross Chastain AdventHealth Chevrolet 90.856 87.171
35 4 Kevin Harvick GEARWRENCH Ford 90.98 87.052
36 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Mariano’s/SunnyD Chevrolet 0 0
37 31 Justin Haley Benesch Law Chevrolet 0 0
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