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NASCAR starting lineup at Bristol: Chase Elliott wins pole after Ryan Blaney sets record

Chase Elliott
Chase Elliott
Modified 06 Apr 2019, 04:38 IST

Chase Elliott will start up front at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday as the 23-year-old won his first pole of the season.

As good as Elliott was, it was Ryan Blaney who had the fastest car for much of the day as he set the track record in Round 2 with a 14.528-second run.

Blaney has been very good as of late finishing with three top 5s in his last four races and will once again be in good position to come away with a great placing.

William Byron will start second.

The second round of qualifying was a bad one for some of the favorites this week as Kevin Harvick (13th), Kyle Larson (16), Kyle Busch (17) and Martin Truex Jr. (22) all failed to make it to the third round.

Kurt Busch, who is the defending champion at Bristol, had a tough day as a wiggle resulted in him failing to qualify for the second round. He will start 27th.


The Food City 500 can be seen at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday on FS1.

Food City 500 starting lineup

Here is the starting lineup for Sunday's race:

Starting Driver Number
No. 1 Chase Elliott 9
No. 2 William Byron 24
No. 3 Ryan Blaney 12
No. 4 Erik Jones 20
No. 5 Denny Hamlin 11
No. 6 Aric Almirola 10
No. 7 Joey Logano 22
No. 8 Clint Bowyer 14
No. 9 Paul Menard 21
No. 10 Jimmie Johnson 48
No. 11 Ryan Newman 6
No. 12 Brad Keselowski 2
No. 13 Kevin Harvick 4
No. 14 Alex Bowman 88
No. 15 Austin Dillon 3
No. 16 Kyle Larson 42
No. 17 Kyle Busch 17
No. 18 Michael McDowell 34
No. 19 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 17
No. 20 Daniel Suarez 41
No. 21 Matt DiBenedetto 95
No. 22 David Ragan 38
No. 23 Martin Truex Jr. 19
No. 24 Ty Dillon 13
No. 25 Chris Buescher 37
No. 26 Daniel Hemric 8
No. 27 Kurt Busch 1
No. 28 Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. 43
No. 29 Matt Tifft 36
No. 30 Ryan Preece 47
No. 31 Landon Cassill 00
No. 32 Corey Lajoie 32
No. 33 Gray Gaulding 51
No. 34 Bayley Currey 52
No. 35 Timmy Hill 66
No. 36 Quin Houff 77
No. 37 Ross Chastain 15

What time does the Food City 500 start?

The Food City 500 will take place Sunday, April 7. Live coverage begins on FS1 at 2 p.m. EST.

What channel is the Food City 500 on?

The Food City 500 will be broadcast nationally on FS1. The race can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

Food City 500 schedule, how to watch

All of the events leading up to the week, including practices and races for the Truck Series can be seen on, PRN, MRN and FS1.

Here's a daily schedule of events leading up to the Food City 500.

(All times Eastern)

Saturday, April 6

Time Event Channel
8:30 a.m. Cup Series second practice FS1
9:40 a.m. Xfinity Series qualifying FS1
11:05 a.m. Xfinity Series final practice FS1
1 p.m. Xfinity Series Alsco 300 FS1/PRN

Sunday, April 7

Time Event Channel
2 p.m. Food City 500 FS1/PRN
Published 06 Apr 2019, 04:38 IST
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