Round 2 update: Kyle Larson was the fastest in qualifying and claims the pole position for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Alex Bowman was second fastest and will join him on the front row. Here is the full list of times for the ten drivers who advanced to the second round.
- Kyle Larson: 49.68
- Alex Bowman: 49.711
- William Byron, Jr.
- Aric Almirola: 49.854
- Chase Elliott: 49.913
- Martin Truex, Jr.: 49.989
- Ross Chastain: 50.043
- Denny Hamlin: 50.077
- Daniel Suarez: 50.106
- Harrison Burton: 50.137
Round 1 update: The first round of qualifying is a wrap. The top ten fastest drivers advance to the second round. Those ten drivers are as follows:
- William Byron: 49.765
- Kyle Larson: 49.789
- Alex Bowman: 49.87
- Chase Elliott: 49.927
- Aric Almirola: 49.946
- Ross Chastain: 50.051
- Martin Truex Jr.: 50.078
- Harrison Burton: 50.139
- Denny Hamlin: 50.152
- Daniel Suarez: 50.157
The 2022 NASCAR season is officially underway. Drivers are in Daytona for the Great American Race, and after two rounds of practice on Tuesday, the drivers begin qualifying on Wednesday. The single-driver, two-round qualifying process gets underway at 8:05 p.m. ET and runs until the second round wraps.
The Wednesday qualifying serves two purposes. First, it determines the front row of Sunday’s Daytona 500, with the two fastest cars on Wednesday get the first and second positions. The results from Wednesday are then used to set the starting lineups for the two Bluegreen Vacations Duel races. Those two races will award season points, but also will determine the rest of the starting lineup for Sunday’s Daytona 500.
On Wednesday, every car will run one lap and then the ten fastest will run a second lap to determine the top two positions. The table below provides the first round results. Second round results are at the top of the article.
2022 Daytona 500 qualifying results
|7||Martin Truex Jr.||19||50.078|
|11||Daniel Hemric (i)||16||50.159|
|32||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||50.639|
|33||Noah Gragson (i)||62||50.689|
|34||Landon Cassill (i)||77||50.884|
|41||JJ Yeley (i)||55||52.005|
|42||Timmy Hill (i)||66||52.263|