DARLINGTON, S.C. – Jimmie Johnson led the Hendrick Motorsports qualifying effort in Saturday afternoon’s session.
All four teammates advanced to Round 2, with Johnson earning an 18th-place starting position for Sunday evening’s race.
Chase Elliott will roll off the grid in 20th, followed by teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne in 22nd and 23rd, respectively.
“The old NAPA Chevy didn’t go like I was hoping she was going to go right there,” Elliott said. “I don’t know exactly what our problem was. I need to get back and kind of talk about it.”
Kevin Harvick captured the pole.
Sunday’s race is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.