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Cup starting lineup for Watkins Glen

With only five races left until the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, Steve Letarte explains the pressure will be intensified at Watkins Glen on Sunday.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Hendrick Motorsports teammates Chase Elliott and William Byron qualified for the front row for Sunday’s Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

Elliott, the defending winner at Watkins Glen, has three poles this season and seven in his career. Kyle Busch qualified third and was followed by Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. Kyle Larson qualified fifth.

All 37 cars passed inspection Sunday morning, but Ryan Blaney will move to the rear for the start for an unapproved adjustment. After passing tech, the team discovered an issue in the rear suspension area and changed the part.

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