NASCAR starting lineup at Martinsville: Denny Hamlin wins pole, field set for First Data 500
Denny Hamlin is in great position once again to win.
Hamlin took home his third pole of the year after beating out fellow Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr., who will start in second.
"I'm pretty happy with it and look forward to 500 more laps of this," Hamlin told NBCSN after winning his 33rd career pole.
Hamlin will get the No. 1 pit stall which he was happy with after his round saying, "We'll take it."
He will be going for his sxith win of the year Sunday.
Also of note, Chase Elliott, who sits in sixth in the playoff standings, qualified second, but he will start from the back after blowing his engine in practice and subsequently changing it. However, because he qualified there, he will be able to pick a favorable pit stall.
Aric Almirola will start third while Michael McDowell will be fourth.
NASCAR at Martinsville starting lineup, qualifying results
|No. 1||Denny Hamlin||11|
|No. 2||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|No. 3||Aric Almirola||10|
|No. 4||Michael McDowell||34|
|No. 5||Ryan Blaney||12|
|No. 6||Clint Bowyer||14|
|No. 7||Erik Jones||22|
|No. 8||Daniel Suarez||41|
|No. 9||Joey Logano||22|
|No. 10||William Byron||24|
|No. 11||Matt DiBenedetto||95|
|No. 12||Kyle Busch||18|
|No. 13||Kyle Larson||42|
|No. 14||Brad Keselowski||2|
|No. 15||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||17|
|No. 16||David Ragan||38|
|No. 17||Daniel Hemric||8|
|No. 18||Alex Bowman||88|
|No. 19||Chris Buescher||37|
|No. 20||Ryan Preece||47|
|No. 21||Kevin Harvick||4|
|No. 22||Austin Dillon||3|
|No. 23||Jimmie Johnson||48|
|No. 24||Kurt Busch||1|
|No. 25||Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr.||43|
|No. 26||Ryan Newman||6|
|No. 27||Corey Lajoie||32|
|No. 28||Ty Dillon||13|
|No. 29||Paul Menard||21|
|No. 30||Matt Crafton||36|
|No. 31||Landon Cassill||00|
|No. 32||Reed Sorenson||27|
|No. 33||J.J. Yeley||53|
|No. 34||Ross Chastain||15|
|No. 35||BJ McLeod||51|
|No. 36||Timmy Hill||77|
|No. 37||Garrett Smithley||52|
|No. 38||Chase Elliott||9 (Changed Engine)|
What time does the First Data 500 start?
The First Data 500 will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27. Live coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET.
What channel is the First Data 500 on?
The First Data 500 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race also can be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App.
First Data 500 schedule, how to watch
Here's a daily schedule of events leading up to the First Data 500.
(All times Eastern)
Sunday, Oct. 13
|3 p.m.||Cup Series First Data 500||NBCSN/NBC Sports App/MRN/TSN|