DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the fourth consecutive race at Daytona International Speedway, a Hendrick Motorsports teammate will lead the field to the green flag.
Chase Elliott earned his fourth career NASCAR Cup Series pole, his third at Daytona, behind the wheel of the No. 9 Hooters Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, posting a lap time of 46.381 seconds to capture the pole.
"Our Hooters Chevy has been nice all weekend," Elliott said. "We made a couple changes at the end of that last practice before the rain and it made it go a little faster so I hope that translates to a good driving car tomorrow night."
Hendrick Motorsports now owns 19 pole awards at the Florida racetrack, claiming 10 of the last 14 plate race pole positions.
"A lot of speed in our Chevrolets," Elliott said. "I've said this before but we've put a lot of effort into our speedway program at Hendrick Motorsports - the engine shop, chassis shop, the body shop. We take a lot of pride in coming to these races."
Alex Bowman, who won the pole for the Daytona 500 in February, will join Elliott on the front row, posting a 46.621-second lap to earn the outside pole.
"It's great to get two Camaro ZL1s on the front row," Bowman said. "Wish we would have been one spot better but hopefully we'll be one spot better tomorrow night."
Jimmie Johnson joined his two teammates in the final round and will start in the second row behind Elliott and Bowman, earning a fourth-place starting position.
William Byron will start the event in 18th after not advancing past the first round.
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