Chase Elliott will start up front at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday after the 23-year-old won his first pole of the season.
As good as Elliott was, it was Ryan Blaney who had the fastest car for much of the day Friday as he set the track record in Round 2 with a 14.528-second run.
TRACK RECORD! 😮@Blaney just made @BMSUpdates history with a 14.528 lap in #BuschPole Qualifying! pic.twitter.com/vaNRY4h4No
Blaney has been very good as of late finishing with three top-fives in his last four races and will once again be in good position to come away with a great placing.
William Byron will start second.
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The second round of qualifying was a bad one for some of the favorites this week as Kevin Harvick (13th), Kyle Larson (16), Kyle Busch (17) and Martin Truex Jr. (22) all failed to make it to the third round.
Kurt Busch, who is the defending champion at Bristol, had a tough day as a wiggle resulted in him failing to qualify for the second round. He will start 27th.
A wiggle from the No.1 machine of @KurtBusch keeps him from advancing 😩#BuschPole Qualifying live leaderboard: https://t.co/JB5PLDbJW2 pic.twitter.com/5nE4ELDuiX
The Food City 500 can be seen at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday on FS1.
Food City 500 starting lineup
Here is the starting lineup for Sunday’s race:
What time does the Food City 500 start?
The Food City 500 will take place Sunday, April 7. Live coverage begins on FS1 at 2 p.m. ET.
What channel is the Food City 500 on?
The Food City 500 will be broadcast nationally on FS1. The race can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Food City 500 schedule, how to watch
All of the events leading up to the week, including practices and races for the Truck Series can be seen on NASCAR.com, PRN, MRN and FS1.
Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Food City 500.
(All times Eastern)
Saturday, April 6
Sunday, April 7
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