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NASCAR starting lineup: Denny Hamlin claims pole in qualifying for Toyota/Save Mart 350

We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.

Toyota/Save Mart 350

Round 2 results: Denny Hamlin finished the second round with the fastest time and claimed pole position for Sunday’s Toyota Save/Mart 350. Tyler Reddick joins him on the front row. The rest of the top ten is as follows, with the full starting lineup at the bottom of the page:

  1. Denny Hamlin
  2. Tyler Reddick
  3. Michael McDowell
  4. Christopher Bell
  5. A.J. Allmendinger
  6. Ty Gibbs
  7. Chris Buescher
  8. Martin Truex Jr.
  9. Daniel Suarez
  10. Chase Elliott

Round 1, Group B results: The second half of the field completed the first round of qualifying. Denny Hamlin had the fastest time and was followed by Chase Elliott, Chris Buescher, Christopher Bell, and A.J. Allmendinger. Those five advance to the second round of qualifying.

Round 1, Group A results: The first half of the field completed the first round of qualifying. Michael McDowell had the fastest time and the rest of the top five include Martin Truex Jr., Ty Gibbs, Tyler Reddick, and Daniel Suarez. They’ll advance to the second round of qualifying.

NASCAR is running on a road course this weekend, with the Cup Series back for the Toyota/Save Mart 350. The circuit is running at Sonoma Raceway with the race scheduled for Sunday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox and qualifying taking place Saturday at 6 p.m. on FS2.

This marks the second straight year they’ve used a 1.99-mile layout. For two years (2019, 2021), the course ran on a 2.52-mile layout. The field will set the starting lineup on Saturday with the road course-specific qualifying format. The field will be split in half across two groups. Each group will run continuously for 15 minutes to see who can secure the fastest lap. The top five in each group will advance to compete for ten minutes to secure pole position.

Tyler Reddick heads into qualifying as the favorite to win Sunday’s race at DraftKings Sportsbook. He has +450 odds and is followed by Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott at +500. Elliott leads all active drivers with seven road course wins while Larson has four. Reddick won the road race at Circuit of the Americas earlier this season.

Here is the full entry list for the Toyota/Save Mart 500 race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.

2023 Toyota/Save Mart 350 starting lineup

Pos. Driver Car #
Pos. Driver Car #
1 Denny Hamlin 11
2 Tyler Reddick 45
3 Michael McDowell 34
4 Christopher Bell 20
5 A.J. Allmendinger 16
6 Ty Gibbs 54
7 Chris Buescher 17
8 Martin Truex Jr 19
9 Daniel Suarez 99
10 Chase Elliott 9
11 Austin Dillon 3
12 Kyle Busch 8
13 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 47
14 Alex Bowman 48
15 Ross Chastain 1
16 Kyle Larson 5
17 Joey Logano 22
18 Bubba Wallace 23
19 Corey Lajoie 7
20 Aric Almirola 10
21 Kevin Harvick 4
22 Ryan Preece 41
23 Justin Haley 31
24 Chase Briscoe 14
25 Brad Keselowski 6
26 William Byron 24
27 Ty Dillon 77
28 Erik Jones 43
29 Josh Bilicki 78
30 Zane Smith 38
31 Ryan Blaney 12
32 Todd Gilliland 51
33 Andy Lally 15
34 Austin Cindric 2
35 Grant Enfinger 42
36 Harrison Burton 21