Hendrick Motorsports teammates Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott will start first and second for Sunday’s Cup race at Sonoma Raceway.
That’s how they started last year’s race. Larson went on to win the event, while Elliott finished second.
Chris Buescher starts third on the 1.99-mile road course. He is followed by Michael McDowell and Tyler Reddick.
This is the second road course event of the season for the Cup Series. Ross Chastain, who starts Sunday’s race, seventh, won at Circuit of the Americas in March.
Cody Ware starts last in the 36-car field after he was not allowed to qualify because his Rick Ware Racing car failed inspection four times. It is an L1 penalty and the team could face a fine and/or deduction of points. Engineer Steve Gray was ejected. Ware must pass through pit road after taking the green at the start of the race.
The green flag is scheduled to wave at 4:14 p.m. ET Sunday on FS1.