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NASCAR starting lineup: Kyle Larson earns pole position in qualifying for DoorDash 250 Xfinity Series race

We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Saturday’s DoorDash 250 at the Sonoma Raceway.

Cars are lined up in the pits in preparation for qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 on June 11, 2022 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA. Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Round 2 results: Kyle Larson finished with the fastest qualifying time in the second round and secured the pole for Saturday evening’s DoorDash 250. Justin Allgaier will join him on the front row. Here is the top ten in the starting lineup for tonight’s race.

  1. Kyle Larson
  2. Justin Allgaier
  3. Sheldon Creed
  4. Aric Almirola
  5. A.J. Allmendinger
  6. Sam Mayer
  7. Ty Gibbs
  8. Daniel Hemric
  9. John H. Nemechek
  10. Sammy Smith

Round 1, Group B results: The second half of the field finished up their 15 minutes of qualifying. Kyle Larson was the fastest qualifier and the rest of the top five were A.J. Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, Sammy Smith, and Sheldon Creed. They advance to the second round to compete for pole position.

Round 1, Group A results: The first half of the field ran through 15 minutes of qualifying. Daniel Hemric was the fastest qualifier and the rest of the top five were Sam Mayer, John H. Nemechek, Ty Gibbs, and Justin Allgaier. They all advance to the second round to compete for pole position.

NASCAR is competing at Sonoma Raceway this weekend, and Saturday will bring the inaugural Xfinity Series race at the road course. A year ago, the Truck Series ran the DoorDash 250 at Sonoma, but this year it has been converted to an Xfinity race for the first time.

Xfinity qualifying will take place at 3 p.m. ET and will air on FS1. The race will follow at 8 p.m. Qualifying will likely last a little over an hour. It will be broken down into two rounds with the full field split in two for the first round, and then the top five finishers in each group competing in the second round.

Kyle Larson is the favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook with +225 odds. A.J. Allmendinger follows with +275 odds, having won this year’s other Xfinity road race at Circuit of the Americas in March. Ty Gibbs is making his third Xfinity appearance this season and is +500 to win the race.

Here is the full entry list for the DoorDash 250 Xfinity Series race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.

2023 DoorDash 250 starting lineup

Pos. Driver Car #
Pos. Driver Car #
1 Kyle Larson 17
2 Justin Allgaier 7
3 Sheldon Creed 2
4 Aric Almirola 28
5 A.J. Allmendinger 10
6 Sam Mayer 1
7 Ty Gibbs 19
8 Daniel Hemric 11
9 John H. Nemechek 20
10 Sammy Smith 18
11 Alex Labbe 29
12 Parker Kligerman 48
13 Austin Hill 21
14 Brett Moffitt 25
15 Ross Chastain 91
16 Parker Retzlaff 31
17 Daniel Suarez 07
18 Kyle Weatherman 08
19 Josh Berry 8
20 Chandler Smith 16
21 Sage Karam 44
22 Josh Williams 92
23 Riley Herbst 98
24 Jeremy Clements 51
25 Josh Bilicki 36
26 Cole Custer 00
27 Kaz Grala 26
28 Brandon Jones 9
29 Connor Mosack 24
30 Jeb Burton 27
31 Brad Perez 53
32 Ty Dillon 4
33 Dylan Lupton 43
34 Ryan Sieg 39
35 Jeffrey Earnhardt 45
36 Blaine Perkins 02
37 Anthony Alfredo 78
38 Joe Graf Jr 38