Chase Elliott wins Busch Pole Award for season finale at Phoenix

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Chase Elliott won the Busch Pole Award for Sunday’s season-ending race at Phoenix Raceway (3 p.m. ET on NBC/NBC Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), which hosts the championship weekend for the NASCAR Playoffs this year for the first time.

The Cup Series lineup was determined using NASCAR’s competition-based formula, which is a total number based on the series’ previous event: 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position.

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Joining Elliott and the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on the front row will be Joey Logano in the No. 22 Team Penske Ford.

In the majority of national series events since NASCAR‘s May return, starting lineups have been set by random draws. This structure, first introduced in early August, draws on performance from both individual races and season-long results, rather than leaving a range of starting spots up to chance.

See the full starting lineup for Sunday’s race below (P = playoff eligible):

Start

Driver

Car #

Team

1

Chase Elliott (P)

9

Hendrick Motorsports

2

Joey Logano (P)

22

Team Penske

3

Brad Keselowski (P)

2

Team Penske

4

Denny Hamlin (P)

11

Joe Gibbs Racing

5

Ryan Blaney

12

Team Penske

6

Alex Bowman

88

Hendrick Motorsports

7

Kurt Busch

1

Chip Ganassi Racing

8

Kyle Busch

18

Joe Gibbs Racing

9

Clint Bowyer

14

Stewart-Haas Racing

10

Aric Almirola

10

Stewart-Haas Racing

11

Kevin Harvick

4

Stewart-Haas Racing

12

Matt DiBenedetto

21

Woods Brothers Racing

13

Martin Truex Jr.

19

Joe Gibbs Racing

14

Erik Jones

20

Joe Gibbs Racing

15

Cole Custer

41

Stewart-Haas Racing

16

Matt Kenseth

42

Chip Ganassi Racing

17

Christopher Bell

95

Leavine Family Racing

18

Austin Dillon

3

Richard Childress Racing

19

Ryan Newman

6

Roush Fenway Racing

20

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

47

JTG Daugherty Racing

21

Tyler Reddick

8

Richard Childress Racing

22

Ty Dillon

13

Germain Racing

23

Bubba Wallace

43

Richard Petty Motorsports

24

Ryan Preece

37

JTG Daugherty Racing

25

William Byron

24

Hendrick Motorsports

26

Jimmie Johnson

48

Hendrick Motorsports

27

John Hunter Nemechek

38

Front Row Motorsports

28

Corey LaJoie

32

Go Fas Racing

29

Michael McDowell

34

Front Row Motorsports

30

Daniel Suarez

96

Gaunt Brothers Racing

31

Chris Buescher

17

Roush Fenway Racing

32

JJ Yeley

27

Rick Ware Racing

33

Timmy Hill

66

Motorsports Business Management

34

Quin Houff

00

StarCom Racing

35

Brennan Poole

15

Premium Motorsports

36

James Davison

53

Rick Ware Racing

37

Joey Gase

51

Petty Ware Racing

38

Josh Bilicki

77

Spire Motorsports

39

Garrett Smithley

7

Tommy Baldwin Racing