NASCAR is set to wrap up the 2023 season this weekend at Phoenix Raceway, and the Cup Series will be running on Saturday and Sunday. The Championship Race is scheduled for Saturday, but qualifying will take place on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. ET.
Qualifying will air on USA Network and a live stream will be available at NBC Sports Live or using the NBC Sports App. It will require a cable login with access to it. If you don’t have a cable login, you can try out YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV.
The full field will run in qualifying, but the four playoff drivers are Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell, Kyle Larson, and William Byron. On Saturday, the field will compete in two rounds of single car, one lap qualifying. The field is split in half and Group A runs its laps followed by Group B. The five fastest drivers in Group A and the five fastest in Group B advance to the second round. Those ten drivers then run single-car, one lap qualifying to determine pole position and the rest of the top ten.
Larson enters qualifying as the favorite to win Sunday’s race with +180 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. Blaney follows at +300, Byron is +380, and Bell is +500. The first non-playoff driver on the odds list is Kevin Harvick at +1100. The winner of the Cup Series Championship Race has claimed the season-ending title each of the past three seasons.
Ahead of Saturday’s qualifying, Bell has claimed seven poles this season, Byron has claimed four, Larson has claimed three, and Blaney has none.
How to watch qualifying for the Cup Series Championship Race
2023 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race starting linuep
|2||Martin Truex Jr.||19|
|24||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47|