After winning the second elimination race of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, Chase Elliott will start on the pole at Kansas Speedway this weekend for the start of the Round of 8.

Following last Sunday’s Bank of America Roval 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, four drivers were bounced from the playoff field, including reigning champion Kyle Busch. The No. 18 Toyota team’s title defense officially ended, and Busch’s Round of 12 exit is the earliest a defending champ has been eliminated from the playoffs.

But eight championship-eligible drivers remain: Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Alex Bowman and Kurt Busch. And they’ll kick off the Round of 8 with Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400.

Without practice or qualifying sessions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the starting lineups are created with the following factors from the previous race, with playoff drivers automatically starting up front:

15 percent based on a fastest lap time
25 percent based on the driver’s finishing position
25 percent based on the owner’s race position
35 percent based on points in the owner standings

So here’s the starting lineup for the Kansas playoff race with Elliott and the No. 9 Chevrolet team on the pole.

1. Chase Elliott

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2. Joey Logano

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3. Kurt Busch

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4. Kevin Harvick

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5. Martin Truex Jr.

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6. Alex Bowman

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7. Denny Hamlin

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8. Brad Keselowski

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9. Ryan Blaney

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10. William Byron

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11. Erik Jones

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12. Clint Bowyer

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13. Cole Custer

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14. Jimmie Johnson

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15. Tyler Reddick

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16. Aric Almirola

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17. Austin Dillon

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18. Matt DiBenedetto

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19. Ryan Preece

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20. Kyle Busch

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21. Chris Buescher

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22. Christopher Bell

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23. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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24. Bubba Wallace

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25. Ty Dillon

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26. Michael McDowell

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27. Daniel Suárez

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28. Ryan Newman

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29. Corey LaJoie

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30. Matt Kenseth

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31. Quin Houff

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32. John Hunter Nemechek

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33. James Davison

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34. JJ Yeley

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35. Brennan Poole

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36. Reed Sorenson

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37. Timmy Hill

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38. Joey Gase

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39. Josh Bilicki

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40. Chad Finchum

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