CONCORD, N.C. – Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott both will start on the front row at Martinsville Speedway this Sunday with Larson beginning from the pole position and Elliott lining up second for the penultimate NASCAR Cup Series race of the season.

Larson and Elliott earned their respective starting positions after their 1-2 finish at Kansas Speedway last Sunday, marking the organization’s seventh 1-2 result this season. Teammate William Byron will start his day at Martinsville in 11th while Alex Bowman will roll off the grid 13th at the .526-mile track.

The starting lineup was set based on the metrics formula from last season. It applies the data from the driver's finishing position of the last race (25%), the car owner's finishing position from the last race (25%), team owner points ranking (35%) and the fastest lap from the previous race.

For the playoffs, the metrics for the eight drivers in the hunt for the 2021 Cup Series championship will be calculated for the first eight spots in the field followed by the remaining Cup drivers.

Take a look below at the starting lineup for the Round of 8 elimination race at Martinsville. The event will begin Sunday at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.

  1. Kyle Larson
  2. Chase Elliott
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Joey Logano
  6. Brad Keselowski
  7. Kyle Busch
  8. Ryan Blaney
  9. Kevin Harvick
  10. Kurt Busch
  11. William Byron
  12. Christopher Bell
  13. Alex Bowman
  14. Austin Dillon
  15. Chris Buescher
  16. Ross Chastain
  17. Bubba Wallace
  18. Tyler Reddick
  19. Michael McDowell
  20. Daniel Suarez
  21. Matt DiBenedetto
  22. Chase Briscoe
  23. Aric Almirola
  24. Cole Custer
  25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
  26. Ryan Preece
  27. Ryan Newman
  28. Erik Jones
  29. Corey LaJoie
  30. BJ McLeod
  31. Cody Ware
  32. Anthony Alfredo
  33. Josh Bilicki
  34. Joey Gase
  35. Justin Haley
  36. Quin Houff
  37. Garrett Smithley
  38. Timmy Hill