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NASCAR qualifying: How to watch the starting lineup get set for the Cook Out Southern 500

We go over how you can watch the qualifying event for the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

A general view of pit road during the NASCAR Cup Series Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway on May 14, 2023 in Darlington, South Carolina. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

NASCAR is headed to Darlington Raceway this weekend, and the Cup Series will be running the Cook Out Southern 500 on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. The first race of the 2023 playoffs will be preceded on Saturday by qualifying at 1:20 p.m. Both events will air on USA.

If you aren’t around a TV to watch qualifying, you can live stream it 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.

Cup Series qualifying at Darlington will feature two rounds. The first round will see the field split in half and each group competing to earn a spot in the second round. The five fastest drivers in each group will advance, and those ten drivers will compete in the second round to claim pole position and sort out the rest of the first ten drivers in the starting lineup.

Martin Truex, Jr. won the regular season points title and enters the first race of the playoffs as the favorite to win the race and the entire playoff at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s +500 to win the race, and is followed by Kyle Larson at +600 and William Byron and Denny Hamlin at +750. He’s +400 to win the Cup Series Championship, and is followed by Larson and Byron at +550.

How to watch qualifying for the Cook Out Southern 500

Date: Saturday, September 2
Time: 1:20 p.m. ET
TV channel: USA
Live stream: NBC Sports Live, NBC Sports App

Entry list

2023 Cook Out Southern 500 starting lineup

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