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NASCAR starting lineup: Chase Elliott claims pole position as Atlanta qualifying rained out

We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 Chevrolet, and Tyler Reddick, driver of the #8 3CHI Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Kwik Trip 250 at Road America on July 03, 2022 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

Update: Saturday’s qualifiers have officially been canceled due to inclement weather at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As a result, Chase Elliott will start in pole position for Sunday’s Quaker State 400. The rest of the starting lineup is listed below.

Update: The qualifiers are currently in a weather delay due to rain in the Atlanta area.

NASCAR will head to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. The Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the race on Sunday, July 10th. This race was held from 1960-2010 but then took a 10-year hiatus before returning last year. Ahead of the race on Sunday, qualifying will take place on Saturday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET and will air on USA. TV coverage will begin at noon.

Atlanta will utilize a single-lap qualifying format for this race. There will be a 15-minute warm-up/practice session as the drivers are split into two groups. The drivers in Group A will each run a single-car, one-lap qualifier. The five fastest drivers will advance to the Final Round. The drivers in Group B will repeat this process with their five fastest drivers also advancing to the Final Round of qualifying. The 10 remaining drivers will run a new single-car, one-lap qualifier to determine not only the first five rows of Sunday’s racing grid but also the pole position.

Ryan Blaney opens with the best odds to win the pole position at DraftKings Sportsbook installed at +800. He is followed by Ross Chastain (+900), Kyle Busch (+900), Joey Logano (+900) and Chase Elliott (+900) for the drivers with the top-five odds to win the pole position for the 2022 Quaker State 400.

For the overall race on Sunday, Blaney, Elliott and Chastain all have +1000 odds to win the race. This is going to be a close race because there are six drivers that are all tied with +1200 odds to win after the top three.

Here is the full entry list for Sunday’s Quaker State 400 Cup Series race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.

2022 Quaker State 400 starting lineup

Pos. Driver Car #
Pos. Driver Car #
1 Chase Elliott 9
2 Ross Chastain 1
3 Kyle Larson 5
4 Tyler Reddick 8
5 Austin Cindric 2
6 Ryan Blaney 12
7 Daniel Suarez 99
8 Alex Bowman 48
9 Martin Truex, Jr. 19
10 Kevin Harvick 4
11 Chris Buescher 17
12 Michael McDowell 34
13 William Byron 24
14 Chase Briscoe 14
15 Christopher Bell 20
16 Denny Hamlin 11
17 Joey Logano 22
18 Cole Custer 41
19 Kyle Busch 18
20 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 47
21 Kurt Busch 45
22 Aric Almirola 10
23 Ty Dillon 42
24 Justin Haley 31
25 Erik Jones 43
26 Austin Dillon 3
27 Harrison Burton 21
28 Todd Gilliland 38
29 Noah Gragson 16
30 Corey LaJoie 7
31 Brad Keselowski 6
32 Bubba Wallace 23
33 Garrett Smithley 15
34 Cody Ware 51
35 B.J. McLeod 78
36 Landon Cassill 77