NASCAR hits the halfway point of the Cup Series regular season this weekend with the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Qualifying for the race took place Saturday with the usual two rounds of single-lap runs. Four Toyotas, three Chevrolets and three Fords made it to the second and final round.
Here’s a look at the pole winner and starting lineup for the 13th race on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule (3:12 p.m. ET green flag; FS1, TSN3, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Kansas?
Christopher Bell secured the top spot on the starting grid with a qualifying lap of 179.575 mph. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver now has three pole wins on the season, but so far no race wins. He comes into Sunday’s race 10th in the driver point standings.
“We have everything we need to win the races, that is for sure,” Bell said, per NASCAR.com. “Our cars are super-fast. I feel like I’ve been driving pretty well, especially the last couple of weeks specifically. We just have to maintain our track position.”
Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick will be on the front row with Bell after turning a lap of 178.855 mph.
Joey Logano, last week’s winner at Darlington, will start 34th in a backup car after crashing in practice. Logano’s victory was controversial; he shoved William Byron out of the way for the lead just before the white flag. He was retaliating for Byron squeezing him into the wall on a late restart.
Byron said Saturday that he and Logano are not even after that exchange, but he doesn’t feel he owes Logano one. Logano, though, said he’ll “keep swinging” if Byron wants more.
“He can keep going, but I can promise you I’ll keep going and I’ll go bigger every time,” Logano said.
NASCAR lineup at Kansas
A Toyota (Christopher Bell) and a Chevrolet (Tyler Reddick) make up the front row for Sunday’s race. Chevy (Kyle Larson), Ford (Austin Cindric) and Toyota (Kurt Busch) complete the top five.
Only the 36 Cup Series charter teams entered the race, meaning another field that is less than full.
|Start pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|3||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|4||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|5||Kurt Busch||45||23XI Racing|
|6||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|7||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|8||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|10||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|11||Ross Chastain||1||TrackHouse Racing|
|12||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|13||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|14||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|15||Justin Haley||31||Kaulig Racing|
|16||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racingq|
|17||Ty Dillon||42||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|18||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|19||Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|20||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|21||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|22||Erik Jones||43||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|23||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|24||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|25||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|26||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|27||JJ Yeley||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|28||Noah Gragson||16||Kaulig Racing|
|29||Cody Ware||51||Rick Ware Racing|
|30||Brad Keselowski||6||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|31||Todd Gilliland||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|32||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|33||Josh Bilicki||77||Spire Motorsports|
|34||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|35||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|36||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|