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CONCORD, N.C. -- Chase Elliott will be starting first for this weekend's playoff race at Kansas Speedway.

The driver of the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE nabbed the pole position after his first-place finish at the Charlotte roval last Sunday. Alex Bowman will kick off his first time to the Round of 8 in sixth and William Byron will also be in the top 10 with a 10th-place start. Jimmie Johnson will roll off the grid in 14th.

The starting lineup is based on a new metric system put in place on Aug. 6. Points position is weighted at 35%; finishing position from the previous race is for 50%; and the fastest race lap makes up 15%.

The first race in the Round of 8 will be Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Take a look below at the full starting lineup.

  1. Chase Elliott
  2. Joey Logano
  3. Kurt Busch
  4. Kevin Harvick
  5. Martin Truex Jr.
  6. Alex Bowman
  7. Denny Hamlin
  8. Brad Keselowski
  9. Ryan Blaney
  10. William Byron
  11. Erik Jones
  12. Clint Bowyer
  13. Cole Custer
  14. Jimmie Johnson
  15. Tyler Reddick
  16. Aric Almirola
  17. Austin Dillon
  18. Matt DiBenedetto
  19. Ryan Preece 
  20. Kyle Busch
  21. Chris Buescher
  22. Christopher Bell
  23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  24. Bubba Wallace
  25. Ty Dillon
  26. Michael McDowell
  27. Daniel Suarez
  28. Ryan Newman
  29. Corey LaJoie
  30. Matt Kenseth
  31. Quin Houff
  32. John Hunter Nemechek
  33. James Davidson
  34. JJ Yeley
  35. Brennan Poole
  36. Reed Sorenson
  37. Timmy Hill
  38. Joey Gase
  39. Josh Bilicki
  40. Chad Finchum