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JOLIET, Ill. – Kyle Busch will start the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on the pole for Sunday's opening race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Busch got the top spot when rain washed out Friday's qualifying session and the field was set by practice times from earlier in the day. Starting next to Busch on the front row will be Ryan Newman, with Carl Edwards right behind him.
Five Chase drivers will start in the top 10. Joey Logano will start the furthest back in the field at 28th.
NASCAR this season changed the Chase format to an elimination style, and the expanded 16-driver field has the next three races to advance to the next round. Four drivers will be cut following the Sept. 28 race at Dover.