Road Ace Chase Elliott on Watkins Glen Cup Pole

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WATKINS GLEN, NY – RIS – If it’s a road course, it must be Chase Elliott leading the pack.  And so it was on Saturday as Elliott will start on the pole for Sunday’s race at WGI in the NASCAR Cup Series race. Elliott was fast early in that second round and held the top spot as other drivers struggled through the bus stop area. He earned his 12th career pole and third of the year.

Elliott’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kyle Larson will start alongside him on the front row, while Michael McDowell and William Byron make up the second row. Tyler Reddick rounds out the top five. AJ Allmendinger begins sixth and Chris Buescher is seventh. Austin Cindric, Daniel Suarez and Kyle Busch completes the top 10.

Lots of mishaps marked the practice and qualifying runs.  Ty Gibbs came out of the bus stop and slid over the curb, got loose and smacked the tire barrier. He was able to continue and made a lap in group B of qualifying. Joey Logano was having a good , top 5 lap, but a car spinning in the bus stop brought out a caution and negated his good run.  He will start 19th. Also about the same time that Gibbs had his issue, Christopher Bell‘s engine expired. He’ll start at the back of the field, as he didn’t make a qualifying lap.

The race is scheduled to start at 3:00 PM on Sunday.

Practice: 36th Annual Go Bowling at The Glen - Watkins Glen International
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 1:11.293, 123.715, 13, 13, ---.---, ---.---
2) Chase Elliott, No. 9 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, 1:11.308, 123.689, 6, 11, -0.015, -0.015
3) AJ Allmendinger(i), No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 1:11.438, 123.464, 6, 9, -0.145, -0.130
4) William Byron, No. 24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet, 1:11.601, 123.183, 5, 14, -0.308, -0.163
5) Ty Gibbs(i), No. 45 Toyota SmartPath Toyota, 1:11.717, 122.983, 5, 9, -0.424, -0.116
6) Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford, 1:11.746, 122.934, 4, 13, -0.453, -0.029
7) Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Ford Performance Racing School Ford, 1:11.751, 122.925, 7, 10, -0.458, -0.005
8) Tyler Reddick, No. 8 KCMG Chevrolet, 1:11.755, 122.918, 6, 15, -0.462, -0.004
9) Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Princess Cruises Chevrolet, 1:11.803, 122.836, 6, 14, -0.510, -0.048
10) Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Chevrolet, 1:11.865, 122.730, 9, 15, -0.572, -0.062
11) Ross Chastain, No. 1 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 1:11.883, 122.699, 9, 11, -0.590, -0.018
12) Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, 1:11.918, 122.640, 6, 12, -0.625, -0.035
13) Austin Cindric #, No. 2 Menards/Richmond Ford, 1:11.942, 122.599, 5, 13, -0.649, -0.024
14) Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota, 1:11.950, 122.585, 6, 14, -0.657, -0.008
15) Joey Logano, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, 1:11.958, 122.572, 12, 13, -0.665, -0.008
16) Christopher Bell, No. 20 DeWalt Toyota, 1:11.976, 122.541, 4, 8, -0.683, -0.018
17) Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Wurth Ford, 1:12.033, 122.444, 11, 12, -0.740, -0.057
18) Michael McDowell, No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford, 1:12.054, 122.408, 11, 14, -0.761, -0.021
19) Kyle Busch, No. 18 Snickers Toyota, 1:12.072, 122.378, 6, 14, -0.779, -0.018
20) Kimi Raikkonen, No. *91 Recogni Chevrolet, 1:12.093, 122.342, 12, 13, -0.800, -0.021
21) Bubba Wallace, No. 23 SiriusXM Radio Toyota, 1:12.110, 122.313, 3, 12, -0.817, -0.017
22) Todd Gilliland #, No. 38 MDStrucking.com Ford, 1:12.116, 122.303, 10, 13, -0.823, -0.006
23) Joey Hand, No. 15 FordPro.com Ford, 1:12.135, 122.271, 3, 12, -0.842, -0.019
24) Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Violet Defense Ford, 1:12.155, 122.237, 14, 14, -0.862, -0.020
25) Erik Jones, No. 43 FOCUSfactor Chevrolet, 1:12.231, 122.108, 11, 12, -0.938, -0.076
26) Austin Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Off Road Chevrolet, 1:12.271, 122.041, 11, 11, -0.978, -0.040
27) Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Reser's Fine Foods Toyota, 1:12.277, 122.031, 12, 14, -0.984, -0.006
28) Cole Custer, No. 41 HaasTooling.com Ford, 1:12.336, 121.931, 8, 13, -1.043, -0.059
29) Aric Almirola, No. 10 Go Bowling Ford, 1:12.377, 121.862, 8, 15, -1.084, -0.041
30) Harrison Burton #, No. 21 DEX Imaging Ford, 1:12.450, 121.739, 10, 13, -1.157, -0.073
31) Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Busch Light Ford, 1:12.455, 121.731, 4, 9, -1.162, -0.005
32) Ty Dillon, No. 42 Allegiant Chevrolet, 1:12.494, 121.665, 13, 14, -1.201, -0.039
33) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 Sugarlands/Ball Park Buns Chevrolet, 1:12.577, 121.526, 5, 13, -1.284, -0.083
34) Cody Ware, No. 51 Nurtec ODT Ford, 1:12.660, 121.387, 4, 5, -1.367, -0.083
35) Mike Rockenfeller, No. 77 Nations Guard Chevrolet, 1:12.685, 121.346, 9, 12, -1.392, -0.025
36) Corey LaJoie, No. 7 Raze Energy Chevrolet, 1:12.834, 121.097, 9, 13, -1.541, -0.149
37) Loris Hezemans(i), No. *27 Hezeberg Systems Ford, 1:13.649, 119.757, 4, 11, -2.356, -0.815
38) Daniil Kvyat, No. *26 Hezeberg Systems Toyota, 1:14.458, 118.456, 5, 6, -3.165, -0.809
39) Kyle Tilley, No. 78 Brush Creek Valley Farms Ford, 1:15.724, 116.476, 4, 10, -4.431, -1.266

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Car, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 4, 13, 123.040
2) Tyler Reddick, No. 8 KCMG Chevrolet, 3, 12, 122.340
3) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 Sugarlands/Ball Park Buns Chevrolet, 3, 12, 120.855
4) Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Chevrolet, 5, 14, 116.952
5) Kyle Tilley, No. 78 Brush Creek Valley Farms Ford, 1, 10, 114.649
* Must run 10 consecutive laps to be included.

Time Trial Results36th Annual Go Bowling at The Glen - Watkins Glen International

Round 1A
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Chase Elliott, No. 9 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, 1:10.535, 125.044, 0, 3, 0.000, 0.000
2) Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 1:10.703, 124.747, 0, 3, 0.168, 0.168
3) Tyler Reddick, No. 8 KCMG Chevrolet, 1:10.880, 124.436, 0, 3, 0.345, 0.177
4) AJ Allmendinger(i), No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 1:11.002, 124.222, 0, 3, 0.467, 0.122
5) Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford, 1:11.124, 124.009, 0, 3, 0.589, 0.122
6) Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Chevrolet, 1:11.200, 123.876, 0, 5, 0.665, 0.076
7) Austin Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Off Road Chevrolet, 1:11.215, 123.850, 0, 5, 0.680, 0.015
8) Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Ford Performance Racing School Ford, 1:11.259, 123.774, 0, 5, 0.724, 0.044
9) Ross Chastain, No. 1 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 1:11.364, 123.592, 0, 5, 0.829, 0.105
10) Todd Gilliland #, No. 38 MDStrucking.com Ford, 1:11.393, 123.542, 0, 3, 0.858, 0.029
11) Joey Logano, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, 1:11.434, 123.471, 0, 3, 0.899, 0.041
12) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 Sugarlands/Ball Park Buns Chevrolet, 1:11.435, 123.469, 0, 5, 0.900, 0.001
13) Bubba Wallace, No. 23 SiriusXM Radio Toyota, 1:11.443, 123.455, 0, 5, 0.908, 0.008
14) Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Wurth Ford, 1:11.783, 122.870, 0, 6, 1.248, 0.340
15) Erik Jones, No. 43 FOCUSfactor Chevrolet, 1:12.359, 121.892, 0, 3, 1.824, 0.576
16) Corey LaJoie, No. 7 Raze Energy Chevrolet, 1:12.536, 121.595, 0, 5, 2.001, 0.177
17) Mike Rockenfeller, No. 77 Nations Guard Chevrolet, 1:12.583, 121.516, 0, 9, 2.048, 0.047
18) Daniil Kvyat*, No. 26 Hezeberg Systems Toyota, 1:13.129, 120.609, 0, 6, 2.594, 0.546
19) Kyle Tilley, No. 78 Brush Creek Valley Farms Ford, 1:15.126, 117.403, 0, 2, 4.591, 1.997

Round 1B
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) William Byron, No. 24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet, 1:10.872, 124.450, 0, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Michael McDowell, No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford, 1:11.015, 124.199, 0, 3, 0.143, 0.143
3) Kyle Busch, No. 18 Snickers Toyota, 1:11.068, 124.106, 0, 3, 0.196, 0.053
4) Austin Cindric #, No. 2 Menards/Richmond Ford, 1:11.093, 124.063, 0, 4, 0.221, 0.025
5) Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Princess Cruises Chevrolet, 1:11.149, 123.965, 0, 6, 0.277, 0.056
6) Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, 1:11.250, 123.789, 0, 5, 0.378, 0.101
7) Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Violet Defense Ford, 1:11.259, 123.774, 0, 3, 0.387, 0.009
8) Ty Gibbs(i), No. 45 Toyota SmartPath Toyota, 1:11.340, 123.633, 0, 5, 0.468, 0.081
9) Joey Hand, No. 15 FordPro.com Ford, 1:11.350, 123.616, 0, 5, 0.478, 0.010
10) Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota, 1:11.442, 123.457, 0, 4, 0.570, 0.092
11) Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Busch Light Ford, 1:11.551, 123.269, 0, 3, 0.679, 0.109
12) Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Reser's Fine Foods Toyota, 1:11.675, 123.055, 0, 3, 0.803, 0.124
13) Kimi Raikkonen*, No. 91 Recogni Chevrolet, 1:11.824, 122.800, 0, 10, 0.952, 0.149
14) Ty Dillon, No. 42 Allegiant Chevrolet, 1:11.906, 122.660, 0, 5, 1.034, 0.082
15) Cole Custer, No. 41 HaasTooling.com Ford, 1:11.958, 122.572, 0, 3, 1.086, 0.052
16) Harrison Burton #, No. 21 DEX Imaging Ford, 1:12.033, 122.444, 0, 5, 1.161, 0.075
17) Loris Hezemans*(i), No. 27 Hezeberg Systems Ford, 1:12.737, 121.259, 0, 4, 1.865, 0.704
18) Aric Almirola, No. 10 Go Bowling Ford, 1:12.959, 120.890, 0, 5, 2.087, 0.222
19) Christopher Bell, No. 20 DeWalt Toyota, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
20) Cody Ware, No. 51 Nurtec ODT Ford, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----

Round 2
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Chase Elliott, No. 9 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, 1:10.477, 125.147, 1, 3, 0.000, 0.000
2) Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 1:10.516, 125.078, 2, 5, 0.039, 0.039
3) Michael McDowell, No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford, 1:10.738, 124.685, 1, 1, 0.261, 0.222
4) William Byron, No. 24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet, 1:10.811, 124.557, 1, 4, 0.334, 0.073
5) Tyler Reddick, No. 8 KCMG Chevrolet, 1:10.837, 124.511, 1, 3, 0.360, 0.026
6) AJ Allmendinger(i), No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 1:10.980, 124.260, 1, 4, 0.503, 0.143
7) Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford, 1:11.180, 123.911, 2, 2, 0.703, 0.200
8) Austin Cindric #, No. 2 Menards/Richmond Ford, 1:11.335, 123.642, 1, 1, 0.858, 0.155
9) Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Princess Cruises Chevrolet, 1:11.496, 123.364, 1, 5, 1.019, 0.161
10) Kyle Busch, No. 18 Snickers Toyota, 1:11.736, 122.951, 1, 2, 1.259, 0.240

Starting Line Up 36th Annual Go Bowling at The Glen Watkins Glen International
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) Chase Elliott, No. 9 Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet, 1:10.477, 125.147
2) Kyle Larson, No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 1:10.516, 125.078
3) Michael McDowell, No. 34 Love's Travel Stops Ford, 1:10.738, 124.685
4) William Byron, No. 24 RaptorTough.com Chevrolet, 1:10.811, 124.557
5) Tyler Reddick, No. 8 KCMG Chevrolet, 1:10.837, 124.511
6) AJ Allmendinger(i), No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 1:10.980, 124.260
7) Chris Buescher, No. 17 Fastenal Ford, 1:11.180, 123.911
8) Austin Cindric #, No. 2 Menards/Richmond Ford, 1:11.335, 123.642
9) Daniel Suarez, No. 99 Princess Cruises Chevrolet, 1:11.496, 123.364
10) Kyle Busch, No. 18 Snickers Toyota, 1:11.736, 122.951
11) Alex Bowman, No. 48 Ally Chevrolet, 1:11.200, 123.876
12) Austin Dillon, No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Off Road , 1:11.215, 123.850
13) Justin Haley, No. 31 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, 1:11.250, 123.789
14) Chase Briscoe, No. 14 Ford Performance Racing School Ford, 1:11.259, 123.774
15) Brad Keselowski, No. 6 Violet Defense Ford, 1:11.259, 123.774
16) Ty Gibbs(i), No. 45 Toyota SmartPath Toyota, 1:11.340, 123.633
17) Joey Hand, No. 15 FordPro.com Ford, 1:11.350, 123.616
18) Ross Chastain, No. 1 Worldwide Express Chevrolet, 1:11.364, 123.592
19) Todd Gilliland #, No. 38 MDStrucking.com Ford, 1:11.393, 123.542
20) Joey Logano, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, 1:11.434, 123.471
21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 47 Sugarlands/Ball Park Buns Chevrolet, 1:11.435, 123.469
22) Denny Hamlin, No. 11 Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota, 1:11.442, 123.457
23) Bubba Wallace, No. 23 SiriusXM Radio Toyota, 1:11.443, 123.455
24) Kevin Harvick, No. 4 Busch Light Ford, 1:11.551, 123.269
25) Martin Truex Jr., No. 19 Reser's Fine Foods Toyota, 1:11.675, 123.055
26) Ryan Blaney, No. 12 Wurth Ford, 1:11.783, 122.870
27) Kimi Raikkonen, No. 91 Recogni Chevrolet, 1:11.824, 122.800
28) Ty Dillon, No. 42 Allegiant Chevrolet, 1:11.906, 122.660
29) Cole Custer, No. 41 HaasTooling.com Ford, 1:11.958, 122.572
30) Harrison Burton #, No. 21 DEX Imaging Ford, 1:12.033, 122.444
31) Erik Jones, No. 43 FOCUSfactor Chevrolet, 1:12.359, 121.892
32) Corey LaJoie, No. 7 Raze Energy Chevrolet, 1:12.536, 121.595
33) Mike Rockenfeller, No. 77 Nations Guard Chevrolet, 1:12.583, 121.516
34) Loris Hezemans(i), No. 27 Hezeberg Systems Ford, 1:12.737, 121.259
35) Aric Almirola, No. 10 Go Bowling Ford, 1:12.959, 120.890
36) Daniil Kvyat, No. 26 Hezeberg Systems Toyota, 1:13.129, 120.609
37) Kyle Tilley, No. 78 Brush Creek Valley Farms Ford, 1:15.126, 117.403
38) Christopher Bell, No. 20 DeWalt Toyota, 0.000, 0.000
39) Cody Ware, No. 51 Nurtec ODT Ford, 0.000, 0.000
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Track Qualifying Record: Jeff Gordon, 08/10/14 1:08.126 129.466 mph

Track Race Record: Martin Truex Jr. 08/06/17 02:07:03 104.132 mph

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