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Chase Elliott wins pole at Talladega 30 years after his dad

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott wasn't born yet when his father turned a record-setting lap to win the pole at Talladega Superspeedway.

He'll get to experience leading the field to green just like his dad did, though, after winning the pole himself on Saturday, 30 years after Bill Elliott's blistering qualifying run.

Elliott turned a lap at 192.661 mph to put his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the top position for Sunday's race. Bill Elliott won the pole in 1986 with a lap at 212.229 mph.

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Toyota Owners 400
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Carl Edwards3312
2Kevin Harvick3241
3Jimmie Johnson3103
4Kyle Busch3025
5Joey Logano2994
6Kurt Busch2797
7Dale Earnhardt Jr.2786
8Denny Hamlin2589
9Brad Keselowski2558
10Martin Truex Jr.24610
11Chase Elliott23412
12Austin Dillon23411

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