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LAS VEGAS – The first qualifying round of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs saw Chase Elliott lead the way for Hendrick Motorsports by qualifying in eighth at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Following him in Saturday’s qualifying session was Jimmie Johnson, also garnering a top-10 effort qualifying in ninth. Next to line up will be William Byron in 14th and Alex Bowman in 19th.

Clint Bowyer captured the pole.

Be sure to catch tomorrow’s 400-mile race at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN.