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NASCAR qualifying: Full starting lineup for 2022 Busch Light Clash

The Busch Light Clash is set in LA this year, and qualifying events are officially a wrap. We’ve got the full racing order for Sunday’s race at the Coliseum.

Chris Buescher, driver of the #17 Fastenal Ford, drives during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Busch Light Clash at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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

Pos Car No. Driver Team
Pos Car No. Driver Team
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