KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Friday evening at Kansas Speedway, Alex Bowman led his teammates in qualifying with a top-10 performance.
Bowman was the only Hendrick Motorsports driver to advance to the final round, earning a 10th-place starting position for Sunday’s race.
Bowman's three teammates all advanced to Round 2 of the qualifying session. Chase Elliott will roll off the grid 13th, William Byron will start 17th and Jimmie Johnson will take the green flag 22nd.
“This weekend is a test — we go to a few more mile-and-a-halves," Elliott said. "If you struggle this weekend you probably have your work cut out for you the rest of the season.”
Joey Logano won the pole.
Sunday's race is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.