The local hero Chase Elliott is the polesitter for the upcoming NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta.

The Cup Series returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend and the starting grid for the race is already set. The Road America event winner Elliott will lead the field to the green flag. Kyle Busch will follow the reigning champion on the front row.

Busch’s teammates Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell, and Martin Truex Jr. complete the starting top 5.

The starting grid of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta:

Pos.Car no.DriverTeam
1#9Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports
2#18Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing
3#11Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing
4#20Christopher BellJoe Gibbs Racing
5#19Martin Truex Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing
6#5Kyle LarsonHendrick Motorsports
7#8Tyler ReddickRichard Childress Racing
8#1Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing
9#42Ross ChastainChip Ganassi Racing
10#22Joey LoganoTeam Penske
11#14Chase BriscoeStewart-Haas Racing
12#21Matt DiBenedettoWood Brothers Racing
13#3Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing
14#2Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske
15#12Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske
16#47Ricky Stenhouse Jr.JTG Daugherty Racing
17#48Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports
18#17Chris BuescherRoush Fenway Racing
19#24William ByronHendrick Motorsports
20#10Aric AlmirolaStewart-Haas Racing
21#4Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing
22#43Erik JonesRichard Petty Motorsports
23#41Cole CusterStewart-Haas Racing
24#23Bubba Wallace23XI Racing
25#34Michael McDowellFront Row Motorsports
26#7Corey LaJoieSpire Motorsports
27#99Daniel SuarezTrackhouse Racing
28#77Justin HaleySpire Motorsports
29#6Ryan NewmanRoush Fenway Racing
30#52Josh BilickiRick Ware Racing
31#51Cody WarePetty Ware Racing
32#38Anthony AlfredoFront Row Motorsports
33#15Bayley CurreyRick Ware Racing
34#37Ryan PreeceJTG Daugherty Racing
35#00Quin HouffStarCom Racing
36#78BJ McLeodLive Fast Motorsports
37#53Garrett SmithleyRick Ware Racing

The Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway will take place on Sunday, July 11th at 3:30 PM ET.

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