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Aric Almirola claims pole position in 2021 Ally 400 starting lineup at Nashville Superspeedway

The Ally 400 takes place on Sunday, June 20 this year. It is preceded by race day qualifying. We’ll provide updates as the drivers run their laps to set the starting lineup at the Nashville Superspeedway.

A general view of cars on track during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway on June 19, 2021 in Lebanon, Tennessee. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

UPDATE: Aric Almirola claimed the pole with a lap of 29.557. Kyle Busch will join him on the first row for the Sunday afternoon race.

NASCAR wraps up its weekend at Nashville Superspeedway with the first ever Cup Series race at the track. The Ally 400 runs at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, and it will be preceded by qualifying at 11:05 a.m. ET. Both events will air on NBC Sports Betwork. Both will be available for live stream via NBCSports.com/live.

Qualifying is a rarity this season. NASCAR is running qualifying at eight tracks this season, and Nashville is one of them given most drivers lack significant experience on the track. The Cup Series has never run a race at Nashville Superspeedway and the Xfinity and Truck Series had not run a race for a decade prior.

Each driver will run a lap and the fastest driver will claim the pole position. Below we’ve posted the full entry list and will update it as results come in to eventually set the starting lineup for Sunday’s Ally 400.

Kyle Larson enters qualifying as the race favorite, installed at +225 to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. Chase Elliott follows at +500, then William Byron at +800, and Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin at +1000.

Here’s a list of entrants and we’ll update with qualifying times starting at 11:05 a.m.

2021 Ally 400 starting lineup

Start pos. Driver Car # Time
Start pos. Driver Car # Time
1 Aric Almirola 10 29.556
2 Kyle Busch 18 29.572
3 Joey Logano 22 29.583
4 William Byron 24 29.612
5 Kyle Larson 5 29.648
6 Chase Elliott 9 29.722
7 Cole Custer 41 29.752
8 Alex Bowman 48 29.811
9 Erik Jones 43 29.835
10 Ryan Blaney 12 29.837
11 Matt DiBenedetto 21 29.839
12 Kevin Harvick 4 29.898
13 Denny Hamlin 11 29.905
14 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 47 29.925
15 Brad Keselowski 2 29.934
16 Chase Briscoe 14 29.945
17 Chris Buescher 17 29.986
18 Anthony Alfredo 38 29.998
19 Ross Chastain 42 30.003
20 Ryan Preece 37 30.027
21 Bubba Wallace 23 30.048
22 Daniel Suarez 99 30.098
23 Michael McDowell 34 30.104
24 Corey LaJoie 7 30.144
25 Christopher Bell 20 30.169
26 Tyler Reddick 8 30.207
27 Justin Haley 77 30.215
28 Austin Dillon 3 30.235
29 Ryan Newman 6 30.25
30 Kurt Busch 1 30.299
31 B.J. McLeod 78 30.375
32 J.J. Yeley 51 30.555
33 Chad Finchum 66 30.804
34 Josh Bilicki 52 30.821
35 Martin Truex, Jr. 19 30.931
36 Garrett Smithley 53 31.091
37 Joey Gase 15 31.145
38 David Starr 13 31.691
39 Quin Houff 0 No time