“It’s been a while,” Chase Elliott secures pole for Saturday’s Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway » FirstSportz

Chase Eliot
Chase Eliot

Chase Eliotthe 2020 Cup Series champion and the only one Henrik Motorsport The driver who was able to win one more race this season secured pole position for Saturday Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 at the Martinsville Speedway with a lap speed of 96.151 mph. He was able to convert his 4th th place group qualifying round ends on Friday with a pole win.

Driver #9 is accompanied by Aric Almirola who finished second fastest on Sunday with a fastest lap of 95.641 at the top, and Chase Elliott is hoping to convert his 10th Pole of his career to his first win in a next-generation car race.

“It honestly surprised me,” said Chase Elliott of his pole win in Martinsville

Chase Eliot
Chase Eliot

Chase Elliott admitted he was surprised to hear he got pole from the team radio as he didn’t have a great lap time, just a good one. He went on to say it was nice for him to secure pole after a long time and thanked his team boss Alan Gustafson for his efforts. Chase Elliott went on to say that having the first pit stop for the final race on Saturday will be a huge advantage for him.

“When they told me the time, I thought someone might come there. To be honest, I was surprised that it happened so quickly. I thought I had a good lap but not a great lap. It’s nice to grab a pole – it’s been a while. Super proud of Alan (Gustafson, Crew Chief) and our team for continuing to push and coming back strong this weekend. Hopefully we can get the car right for tomorrow night,” said Chase Elliott

“The bigger thing than the grid position itself is the pit selection and the first pit stop. It’s a big deal and lends itself to getting you a lot of pit lane spots,” added Chase Elliott.

Find out where a driver other than Chase Elliott finished in qualifying


Cole Custer was ahead of Chris Buescher and third fastest in Martinsville William Byron at consecutive positions. The rest of the top 10 starters are in Saturday night’s race Kevin HarvickChristopher Bell, Kyle LarsonBrad Keselowski and Todd Gilliland.

AJ Allmendinger and Cody Ware will start from the back on Saturday.

pole driver
1. Pursue Elliott (9)
2. Aric Almirola (10)
3. Cole Custer (41)
4. Chris Buescher (17)
5.William Byron (24)
6. Kevin Harvick (4)
7. Christopher Bell (20)
8. Kyle Larson (5)
9. Brad Keselowski (6)
10.Todd Gilliland (38)
11. Kyle Bush(18)
12.Ryan Blaney (12)
13.Austin Cindric (2)
14. Joey Logano (22)
15. Alex Bowman (48)
16.Michael McDowell (34)
17. Justin Haley (31)
18. Kurt Busch (45)
19. Hunt Briscoe (14)
20. Martin Truex, (19)
21. Bubba Wallace (23)
22. Tyler Reddick (8)
23. Austin Dillon (3)
24. Eric Jones (43)
25. Denny Hamlin (11)
26. Corey LaJoie (7)
27.Ross Chastain (1)
28.Ricky Stenhouse, (47)
29.Harrison Burton (21)
30. Daniel Suarez (99)
31.Josh Bilicki (77)
32.JJ Yeley (15)
33.BJ McLeod (78)
34. Ty Dillon (42)
35. Codyware (51)
36. AJ Allmendinger (16)
Credits: NASCAR

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