Chase Elliott earns pole 30 years almost to day father Bill did it at Talladega

13133348_225172824523325_5426034312643533339_n2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott – with a qualifying lap speed of 192.661 MPH – captured the pole for Sunday’s NSCS GEICO 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (TSS).

On Saturday, Elliott – this year’s NSCS Daytona 500 pole-sitter, received his second series pole and fifth top-10 start of the season, his second series career pole in 15 races and his first series pole in one race at ‘Dega.

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 192.424 MPH will be Austin Dillon; followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. (192.293 MPH) starting third, Matt Kenseth (192.181) fourth and Jimmie Johnson (192.116) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (192.089 MPH) starting from sixth, Brad Keselowski (192.008) seventh, Denny Hamlin (191.954) eighth, Carl Edwards (191.819) ninth and Paul Menard (191.812) qualified in 10th-place.

Failing to make the 40-car field and heading home was Josh Wise.

The 47th annual GEICO 500 is slated to get started around 1:20 p.m. (ET) Sunday afternoon on FOX.

GEICO 500 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Gap
1 24 Chase Elliott # 49.766 49.704 Leader
2 3 Austin Dillon 49.669 49.765 -0.061
3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr 49.853 49.799 -0.034
4 20 Matt Kenseth 49.824 49.828 -0.029
5 48 Jimmie Johnson 49.918 49.845 -0.017
6 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 49.775 49.852 -0.007
7 2 Brad Keselowski 49.831 49.873 -0.021
8 11 Denny Hamlin 49.979 49.887 -0.014
9 19 Carl Edwards 49.984 49.922 -0.035
10 27 Paul Menard 49.907 49.924 -0.002
11 5 Kasey Kahne 49.802 49.930 -0.006
12 78 Martin Truex Jr. 49.973 49.984 -0.054
13 6 Trevor Bayne 49.988 Eliminated -0.015
14 14 Ty Dillon (i) 50.003 Eliminated -0.015
15 31 Ryan Newman 50.058 Eliminated -0.055
16 16 Greg Biffle 50.086 Eliminated -0.028
17 18 Kyle Busch 50.093 Eliminated -0.007
18 41 Kurt Busch 50.126 Eliminated -0.033
19 21 Ryan Blaney # 50.157 Eliminated -0.031
20 13 Casey Mears 50.196 Eliminated -0.039
21 44 Brian Scott # 50.207 Eliminated -0.011
22 22 Joey Logano 50.299 Eliminated -0.092
23 43 Aric Almirola 50.331 Eliminated -0.032
24 42 Kyle Larson 50.356 Eliminated -0.025
25 7 Regan Smith 50.371 Eliminated -0.015
26 32 Bobby Labonte 50.409 Eliminated -0.038
27 34 Chris Bueshcher # 50.420 Eliminated -0.011
28 47 AJ Allmendinger 50.421 Eliminated -0.001
29 4 Kevin Harvick 50.453 Eliminated -0.032
30 1 Jamie McMurray 50.472 Eliminated -0.019
31 95 Michael McDowell 50.528 Eliminated -0.056
32 38 Landon Cassill 50.541 Eliminated -0.013
33 55 Michael Waltrip 50.583 Eliminated -0.042
34 15 Clint Bowyer 50.660 Eliminated -0.077
35 83 Matt Dibenedetto 50.664 Eliminated -0.004
36 98 Cole Whitt 50.677 Eliminated -0.013
37 10 Danica Patrick 50.679 Eliminated -0.002
38 46 Michael Annett 50.807 Eliminated -0.128
39 35 David Gilliland 50.810 Eliminated -0.003
40 23 David Ragan 51.035 Eliminated -0.225
41 30 Josh Wise 51.573 Eliminated -0.538

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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