TALLADEGA, Ala. – Hendrick Motorsports teammates have swept the top-four starting positions in qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway.
For the 13th time at the 2.66-mile racetrack, a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet will lead the field to the green flag. And for a seventh time, the organization has swept the top two starting spots at the famed Alabama oval.
Chase Elliott won the pole for Sunday’s 500-mile race at Talladega Superspeedway, earning his eighth career pole and second at the 2.66-mile racetrack, which ties him for the most poles at Talladega among active drivers.
“We had a really fast NAPA Night Vision Camaro there,” said Elliott. “Alan (Gustafson) and our team do such a good job at these places; really, Hendrick, as a whole, and our body shop and our engine shop doing the job that they do coming to these places and have fast race cars and really. It’s kind of on them.”
Alex Bowman joined him on the front row, qualifying on the front row for the third time this season. Ironically, Elliott and Bowman finished 1-2 at Talladega in April.
William Byron and Jimmie Johnson posted the third and fourth-fastest laps in qualifying, marking only the second time in history that the organization has swept the first, second, third and fourth starting spots in a qualifying session after a clean sweep in this year’s Daytona 500 qualifying.
The organization has now amassed 225 poles all-time and recorded the most poles this season with 10.
Be sure to catch all the superspeedway action tomorrow, Oct. 13, on NBC at 2 p.m. ET.