Final update: Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole position for the Goodyear 400 at Darlington, finishing the final round of qualifying with a time of 29.028. The top 10 for Sunday’s race will be, in order, Truex Jr., Bubba Wallace, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., William Byron, Ross Chastain, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Larson, Denny Hamlin, Tyler Reddick, and Brad Keselowski.
Group B update: Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Daniel Suarez, Denny Hamlin, and Kyle Larson all finished with the five fastest times out of Group B and have advanced to the final round in today’s qualifying.
Group A update: Bubba Wallace, Ross Chastain, Tyler Reddick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and William Byron all finished with the five fastest times out of Group A and have advanced to the final round in today’s qualifying.
NASCAR qualifying gets underway at Darlington Raceway for the Cup Series at 11:20 a.m. ET on Saturday. We’ll be here with live updates as the starting lineup is set for the 2023 Goodyear 400. You can follow along here or watch live on FS1.
Darlington qualifying is two rounds in length and will last approximately an hour and 15 minutes. The field consists of 37 drivers and they will be split into two groups. Each car runs one lap and the five fastest drivers in the two groups advance to the final round. Those ten compete for the pole position and their second-round times determine the rest of the top ten in the starting lineup. The remaining 27 are sorted based on their first-round time.
Joey Logano is the defending champion at this race while Erik Jones is the defending champ at the fall Darlington race. Logano is +1200 to win the race at DraftKings Sportsbook while Jones is +6500. Kyle Larson is the favorite with +500 odds and last week’s winner in Kansas, Denny Hamlin, follows him at +600. Larson and injured Alex Bowman lead the series with three poles apiece through the first 15 races on the schedule.
Here is the full starting lineup for Sunday’s Goodyear 400 Cup Series race.
2023 Goodyear 400 starting lineup
|1||Martin Truex Jr||19|
|3||Ricky Stenhouse Jr||47|