Daytona 500 champion Austin Cindric will be in excellent position Sunday to start the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series with two consecutive wins. Cindric posted the fastest average lap speed (174.647 mph) in the final round of Saturday's qualifying session for Sunday's race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Hendrick Motorsports swept the Daytona 500 front row, as reigning Cup champion Kyle Larson won the pole and Alex Bowman was second.
Christopher Bell won the pole for the GEICO 500 at Talladega on Saturday morning, topping a time-trial session that saw two Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas sweep the front row and break a recent trend of Chevrolet dominance in superspeedway qualifying.
Joey Logano rebounded from a difficult weekend at Dover to take pole position for Team Penske at Darlington Raceway. It will be his 23rd career pole and his first since June, 2019 at Michigan. Logano lapped the track in 28.805 seconds, averaging 170.720mph.
Joey Logano won Sunday's NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway by bumping William Byron coming to the final lap. Logano gave Byron a shove, then slid under the No. 24 Chevrolet racing for the checkered flag.
Joey Logano has won the pole for the Goodyear 400 at Darlington, posting a lap of 28.805 (170.720 MPH) in the final round of qualifying to earn the pole for the first time in nearly three full years.
Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Dover? Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing's Chris Buescher earned the pole position for Sunday's race with a qualifying lap of 160.149 mph.
TALLADEGA, Ala. – Christopher Bell, the last driver to go in the final round of qualifying, won the pole for Sunday's Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway. Bell won the pole with a lap of 180.928 mph, taking the the top spot from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr., who qualified at 180.652 mph.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that Ty Gibbs will drive the No. 54 Toyota full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season.
2021 Daytona 500, winner – Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell won the 63rd annual Daytona 500 in 2021 after a crash on the final lap of the race. Joey Logano was leading and teammate Brad Keselowski tried to pass him on the backstretch.
DAYTONA BEACH — Kyle Larson's pole win at the Daytona 500 continues the remarkable run by the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion. It's the same old story for legendary car owner Rick Hendrick.
Chris Buescher has won the pole for Sunday's DuraMAX Drydene 400 at Dover, laying down a lap of 22.479 (160.149 MPH) in the final round of qualifying to beat Denny Hamlin for the top spot and earn the first pole of his Cup career in his 233rd start.
Time waits for no one, and even as Kevin Harvick has continued to perform at a high level well into his mid-40s, it hasn't waited for him either.
With Kevin Harvick now in his 22nd year of NASCAR Cup Series competition, a familiar name has rejoined the driver of the No. 4 Ford Mustang for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR).
About Team Penske
Roger Penske also runs a full-time IndyCar team that has just as many if not more accolades. Notable drivers to race under the Penske banner include Rusty Wallace, Kurt Busch, Ryan Newman, Sam Hornish Jr., and Brad Keselowski.
As a result, he became known as “Million Dollar Bill” and became the first NASCAR driver to adorn the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. The 1985 Talladega win was one of many accomplishments for Elliott at NASCAR's Most Competitive track. In addition to his two victories, he had four runner-up efforts.
START: Jamie Briscoe, mother of NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Briscoe, will give the command to start engines at 1:38 p.m. … Green flag scheduled to wave at 1:48 p.m. PRERACE: Xfinity garage opens at 10:30 a.m. …
Qualifying will take place on Saturday, May 7th at 11:05 a.m. ET with the race happening on Sunday. Martin Truex Jr. won the 2021 race with a time of 3:14:21.
Cars run four consecutive laps (10 miles), and the total elapsed time on the four laps determines the positioning. The fastest car on the first day of time trials wins the pole position.
Austin Cindric ended up fastest in Saturday's NASCAR Cup Series practice at Darlington that saw a pair of top drivers with incidents that will force them to miss qualifying. Cindric had the overall fastest average lap speed (167.270 mph), which he set in the Group B session.
4:40 p.m. — Wire-to-wire dominance in Stage 1 for Logano, who earned his first stage win of the season. Logano held pole position in most of the 90 laps, outpacing a late Chastain effort to secure first place.
Watch as Ross Chastain gets loose and wrecks underneath Denny Hamlin at Darlington Raceway, ending the No. 1 team's day.
41-year-old NASCAR veteran Denny Hamlin has retired from three out of five races in the 2022 season so far. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver, who is known for his consistency and ability to retain momentum, has done the opposite this year.