Chase Elliott will lead the NASCAR Cup Series field to green in the race for the championship at Phoenix Raceway.
The No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports driver earned the pole after winning last week’s event at Martinsville Speedway.
March’s Phoenix victor Joey Logano will start next to Elliott on the front row, while his Team Penske cohort Brad Keselowski lines up third. Denny Hamlin, the last of the championship contenders, starts fourth, while Ryan Blaney rounds out the top five starters.
The lineup was formed using an equation combining four statistical categories: rank in owner points (35%), driver’s finishing position (25%), owner’s finishing position (25%) and fastest lap from previous race (15%).
The Season Finale 500 airs on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. ET on NBC.
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