Atlanta Qualifying Rained Out - Chase Elliott on Pole Sunday

(HAMPTON, GA – JULY 9, 2022 – RIS) Chase Elliott and Ross Chastain earned front row starting positions while sitting in their motorhomes as rain washed out qualifying for the Quaker State 400 on the new surface of Atlanta Motor Speedway. With the track reconfigured between the 2021 and 2022 seasons, the racing lanes are narrower and the banking increased to 28 degrees, making the track more of a superspeedway than its initial configuration. William Byron won the earlier race this year, adding to the Hendrick victory total to fifteen, with 20 different drivers leading the race, 46 lead changes and 141 green flag passes for the lead, all records.

The race is scheduled for a 3:00 start Sunday.

Starting Line Up: 53rd Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart - Atlanta Motor Speedway
(Qualifying rained out, starting order set by owner points)
Pos, Driver, Car
1)
 Chase Elliott, No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet
2)
 Ross Chastain, No. 1 Jockey Chevrolet
3)
 Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet
4)
 Tyler Reddick, No. 8 Alsco Uniforms Chevrolet
5)
 Austin Cindric #, No. 2 Menards/Quaker State Ford
6)
 Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Wabash Ford
7)
 Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Freeway Insurance Chevrolet
8)
 Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Milestone Chevrolet
9)
 Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota
10)
 Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Hunt Brothers Pizza Ford
11)
 Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford
12)
 Michael McDowell, No. 34 Fr8Auctions.com Ford
13)
 William Byron, No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet
14)
 Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Cummins Ford
15)
 Christopher Bell, No. 20 Rheem Toyota
16)
 Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Coca-Cola Toyota
17)
 Joey Logano, No. 22 Autotrader Ford
18)
 Cole Custer, No. 41 HaasTooling.com Ford
19)
 Kyle Busch, No. 18 M&M's Crunchy Cookie Toyota
20)
 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 Kroger/Ball Park Chevrolet
21)
 Kurt Busch, No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota
22)
 Aric Almirola, No. 10 Ford Pro Ford
23)
 Ty Dillon, No. 42 Allegiant Chevrolet
24)
 Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet
25)
 Erik Jones, No. 43 FOCUSfactor Chevrolet
26)
 Austin Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Off Road 
27)
 Harrison Burton #, No. 21 Freightliner Ford
28)
 Todd Gilliland #, No. 38 YANMAR Ford
29)
 Noah Gragson(i), No. 16 Gold Fish Casino Slots Chevrolet
30)
 Corey LaJoie, No. 7 Raze Energy Chevrolet
31)
 Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Solomon Plumbing Ford
32)
 Bubba Wallace, No. 23 leidos Toyota
33)
 Garrett Smithley(i), No. 15 True Brands Ford
34)
 Cody Ware, No. 51 Nurtec ODT Ford
35)
 BJ McLeod(i), No. 78 Blaster Ford
36)
 Landon Cassill(i), No. 77 Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet
(i)
 Ineligible for driver points in this series. (#) Rookie

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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