NASCAR lineup at Atlanta: Starting order, pole for Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 based on random draw

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Chase Elliott hit the lottery in his home state Thursday night. The Georgia native drew the No. 1 spot for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in a random selection.

Aric Almirola will join Elliott on the front row. The Stewart-Haas driver is still looking for his first top-five finish of the season. His best finish was seventh for the weeknight Darlington race in May.

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Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Clint Bowyer drew the rest of the top five. Logano and Elliott possibly being nose to tail for the start of the race at the 1.54-mile AMS could be interesting. Elliott slid into Logano while the two drivers were battling for the win with three laps to go at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday. Both cars wrecked, which allowed Brad Keselowski to steal the win.

Logano and Elliott discussed the crash after the race, with Logano later telling FS1 he was not pleased that Elliott didn't immediately apologize for causing the crash.

Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Atlanta?

Chase Elliott drew the No. 1 position in a random draw of the 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.

The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is scheduled for Sunday, June 7, at with the green flags scheduled for 3:25 p.m. ET (Fox, PRN) at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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NASCAR starting lineup at Atlanta

Start

Driver

Car No.

Team

1

Chase Elliott

9

Hendrick Motorsports

2

Aric Almirola

10

Stewart-Haas Racing

3

Joey Logano

22

Team Penske

4

Kyle Busch

18

Joe Gibbs Racing

5

Clint Bowyer

14

Stewart-Haas Racing

6

Brad Keselowski

2

Team Penske

7

Ryan Blaney

12

Team Penske

8

Alex Bowman

88

Hendrick Motorsports

9

Kevin Harvick

4

Stewart-Haas Racing

10

Denny Hamlin

11

Joe Gibbs Racing

11

Martin Truex Jr.

19

Joe Gibbs Racing

12

Kurt Busch

1

Chip Ganassi Racing

13

Chris Buescher

17

Roush Fenway Racing

14

Erik Jones

20

Joe Gibbs Racing

15

Jimmie Johnson

48

Hendrick Motorsports

16

Austin Dillon

3

Richard Childress Racing

17

Ryan Newman

6

Roush Fenway Racing

18

John Hunter Nemechek

38

Front Row Motorsports

19

Matt Kenseth

42

Chip Ganassi Racing

20

William Byron

24

Hendrick Motorsports

21

Matt DiBenedetto

21

Wood Brothers Racing

22

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

47

JTG Daugherty Racing

23

Bubba Wallace

43

Richard Petty Motorsports

24

Tyler Reddick

8

Richard Childress Racing

25

Corey LaJoie

32

Go Fas Racing

26

Joey Gase

51

Petty Ware Racing

27

Christopher Bell

95

Leavine Family Racing

28

Ty Dillon

13

Germain Racing

29

Ryan Preece

37

JTG Daugherty Racing

30

JJ Yeley

77

Spire Motorsports

31

Cole Custer

41

Stewart-Haas Racing

32

Josh Bilicki

27

Rick Ware Racing

33

Brennan Poole

15

Premium Motorsports

34

Garrett Smithley

53

Rick Ware Racing

35

Quin Houff

00

StarCom Racing

36

Michael McDowell

34

Front Row Motorsports

37

Daniel Suarez

96

Gaunt Brothers Racing

38

Timmy Hill

66

Motorsports Business Management

39

B.J. McLeod

78

B.J. McLeod Motorsports

40

Reed Sorenson

7

Tommy Baldwin Racing

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