LCQ 2 results: The top three in the second last-chance qualifier race were Ty Dillon, Ryan Preece, and Bubba Wallace. Dillon claims the 18th position in the Busch Light Clash, Preece will be 20th, and Wallace will be 22nd.
Martin Truex, Jr. claimed the 23rd and final spot in the race as the non-qualifier with the highest 2021 point total.
LCQ 1 results: The top three in the first last-chance qualifier race were Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and A.J. Allmendinger. Hamlin claims the 17th position in the Busch Light Clash, Harvick will be 19th, and Allmendinger will be 21st.
Last-chance qualifier lineups: There will be two last chance qualifier races. Each race will have 10 drivers, ordered based on finish in the qualifying heats. The top three finishers in each race will claim a spot in the starting lineup.
LCQ 1: Denny Hamlin, AJ Allmendinger, Ross Chastain, Kevin Harvick, Todd Gilliland, Chris Buescher, Aric Almirola, Cody Ware, BJ McLeod, Corey LaJoie
LCQ 2: Bubba Wallace, Austin Cindric, Alex Bowman, Ryan Preece, Martin Truex, Jr., Kurt Busch, Harrison Burton, Landon Cassill, Brad Keselowski, Ty Dillon
Busch Light Clash starting lineup
2022 Busch Light Clash starting lineup
|1||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||8||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing|
|3||31||Justin Haley||Kaulig Racing|
|4||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske|
|5||99||Daniel Suarez||TrackHouse Racing Team|
|6||14||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|7||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports|
|8||5||Kyle Larson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|10||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing|
|11||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|12||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports|
|13||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske|
|14||41||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|15||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports|
|16||43||Erik Jones||Petty GMS Racing|
|17||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|18||42||Ty Dillon||Petty GMS Racing|
|19||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||15||Ryan Preece||Rick Ware Racing|
|21||16||AJ Allmendinger||Kaulig Racing|
|22||23||Bubba Wallace||23XI Racing|
|23||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing|
Heat 4 results: Joey Logano won the fourth heat. The rest of the top four that advance to the Busch Light Clash are Kyle Larson, Michael McDowell, and Erik Jones. Logano will start in the fourth position, Larson will be in the eighth position, McDowell in 12th, and Jones in 16th. The last chance qualifer drivers are Austin Cindric, Ryan Preece, Kurt Busch, Landon Cassill, and Ty Dillon.
Heat 3 results: Justin Haley won the third heat. The rest of the top four that advance to the Busch Light Clash are William Byron, Christopher Bell, and Chase Elliott. Haley will start in the third position, Byron will be in the seventh position, Bell in eleventh, and Elliott in 15th. The last chance qualifer drivers are A.J. Allmendinger, Kevin Harvick, Chris Buescher, Cody Ware, and Corey Lajoie.
Heat 2 results: Tyler Reddick won the second heat. The rest of the top four that advance to the Busch Light Clash are Chase Briscoe, Austin Dillon, and Cole Custer. Reddick will join Kyle Busch on the front row, Briscoe will be in the sixth position, Dillon in tenth, and Custer in 14th. The last chance qualifer drivers are Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman, Martin Truex, Jr., Harrison Burton, and Brad Keselowski.
Heat 1 results: Kyle Busch won the first heat. The rest of the top four that advance to the Busch Light Clash are Daniel Suarez, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., and Ryan Blaney. Busch will have the pole for the race. Suarez will start in the fifth position, Stenhouse will be ninth, and Blaney will be 13th. The last chance qualifier drivers are Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain, Todd Gilliland, Aric Almirola, BJ McLeod.
The Busch Light Clash is set to run on Sunday evening at 6p.m. ET, but the exhibition race will be preceded by a pair of qualifying races. Qualifying gets started at 3 p.m. and all events will air on FOX.
The qualifying opens with four qualifying heats. The top four finishers in each heat qualify for the first 16 positions of the race. Once the heat wrap, the remaining 20 drivers will compete in two Last Chance Qualifying races for the final seven spots of the 23-car Busch Light Clash. The six best finishers in the LCQs — three from each race — will secure positions and the final spot will go to the driver with the most 2021 Cup Series points who did not otherwise qualify.
Here is the full lineup for the four qualifying heats at Sunday’s Busch Light Clash. We’ll update with results and last-chance qualifying results, followed by the full starting grid for the race itself.
2022 Busch Light Clash qualifying heats, starting lineups
|Heat (Pos)||Car No.||Driver||Team||Qualifying time|
|Heat (Pos)||Car No.||Driver||Team||Qualifying time|
|1(1)||18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing||13.745|
|1(2)||99||Daniel Suarez||TrackHouse Racing Team||13.952|
|1(3)||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||JTG Daugherty Racing||13.962|
|1(4)||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||14.007|
|1(5)||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||14.053|
|1(6)||10||Aric Almirola||Stewart-Haas Racing||14.151|
|1(7)||78||BJ McLeod||Live Fast Motorsports||14.235|
|1(8)||38||Todd Gilliland||Front Row Motorsports||14.304|
|1(9)||1||Ross Chastain||Trackhouse Racing Team||14.451|
|2(1)||8||Tyler Reddick||Richard Childress Racing||13.761|
|2(2)||41||Cole Custer||Stewart-Haas Racing||13.953|
|2(3)||21||Harrison Burton||Wood Brothers Racing||13.965|
|2(4)||48||Alex Bowman||Hendrick Motorsports||14.014|
|2(5)||23||Bubba Wallace||23XI Racing||14.076|
|2(6)||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||14.157|
|2(7)||14||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing||14.247|
|2(8)||6||Brad Keselowski||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing||14.305|
|2(9)||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||14.466|
|3(1)||31||Justin Haley||Kaulig Racing||13.891|
|3(2)||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||13.954|
|3(3)||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||13.973|
|3(4)||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||14.023|
|3(5)||16||AJ Allmendinger||Kaulig Racing||14.12|
|3(6)||4||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||14.158|
|3(7)||17||Chris Buescher||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing||14.251|
|3(8)||7||Corey LaJoie||Spire Motorsports||14.326|
|3(9)||51||Cody Ware||Rick Ware Racing||14.471|
|4(1)||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||13.949|
|4(2)||5||Kyle Larson||Hendrick Motorsports||13.957|
|4(3)||34||Michael McDowell||Front Row Motorsports||13.978|
|4(4)||77||Landon Cassill||Spire Motorsports||14.05|
|4(5)||2||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||14.148|
|4(6)||43||Erik Jones||Petty GMS Racing||14.194|
|4(7)||15||Ryan Preece||Rick Ware Racing||14.277|
|4(8)||45||Kurt Busch||23XI Racing||14.437|
|4(9)||42||Ty Dillon||Petty GMS Racing||14.532|