Homestead Cup starting lineup

Playoff drivers took the top three spots for Sunday’s Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the second event in the Round of 8.

William Byron, the first driver below the cutline, won the pole with a lap of 166.389 mph Saturday. Christopher Bell, who also is below the cutline, qualified second.

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Chase Elliott will start third. John Hunter Nemechek, who is filling in for the suspended Bubba Wallace, qualified fourth. Wallace is out after NASCAR sat him for a race for intentionally wrecking Kyle Larson last weekend at Las Vegas.

Larson starts fifth.

Ross Chastain qualified 20th, worst among the seven playoff drivers vying for a spot in the Nov. 6 championship race at Phoenix Raceway.

The Cup race is at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday on NBC. Countdown to Green begins at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday.

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Homestead Cup starting lineup originally appeared on NBCSports.com