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CONCORD, N.C. -- Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman will be in the top five when they roll off the grid for Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Elliott will begin the event in fourth and Bowman will start in fifth as they try to punch their tickets into the Championship 4 of the playoffs.

William Byron will rev his engine in 11th and Jimmie Johnson will round of the Hendrick Motorsports crew with a 26th-place start.

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 second race in the Round of 8 will be Sunday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Take a look below at the full starting lineup.

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