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Cup starting lineup at Chicago: Kyle Larson wins pole

Kyle Larson will lead the Cup Series field to the green flag Sunday afternoon on the streets of Chicago (4:30 p.m. ET on NBC).

Larson won the pole with a lap of 90.168 mph. This is his 21st pole win in the Cup Series and his fifth of the season. This season marks the first time in Larson's career he has won the pole five times. His previous best was four in 2022.

Ty Gibbs posted the second-fastest lap at 90.158 mph. Michael McDowell was third with a lap of 90.141 mph.

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"That was pretty awesome," Larson told NBC Sports after winning the pole. "I think Ty Gibbs was second, right? I don't know what he ran but judging by the reaction from my spotter, it had to be pretty close on the lap time."

Tyler Reddick (89.923 mph), Shane van Gisbergen (89.813 mph), Bubba Wallace (89.674 mph), Christopher Bell (89.627 mph), Alex Bowman (89.23 mph), Daniel Suarez (89.115 mph), and Brad Keselowski (75.517 mph) all qualified inside the top 10.

Keselowski, however, will not remain in the top 10 for the start of the race. He spun during the final round of qualifying and crashed. The team will have to make some repairs, which will drop the No. 6 to the rear of the field.

Though Keselowski is not the only driver who will have to drop to the rear of the field due to an issue. Multiple others will join him.

William Byron will have to start from the rear of the field on Sunday. He voiced concerns about his power steering during Group B qualifying, so his team tried what crew chief Rudy Fugle called a quick fix. This was unsuccessful, so the team will have to replace the entire steering system.

Chris Buescher will have to drop to the rear of the field after spinning and hitting the wall. He broke a toe link, which his team had to replace after Saturday's session.

Corey LaJoie also crashed during his qualifying session. He had to climb from the car so the track crews could tow the No. 7 back to the garage area.

Josh Berry crashed during the Saturday afternoon session. He will remain in his primary car but will drop to the rear of the field after the team makes repairs.

The green flag will wave to start Sunday's race at 5 p.m. ET. The command to start engines will be at 4:45 p.m. ET. NBC will provide coverage for the Cup Series race.