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NASCAR qualifying results: Chase Elliott wins pole as starting lineup settled for Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400

The Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 takes place on April 9th this year. We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at the Martinsville Speedway.

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Mars Crunchy Cookie Toyota, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota, and Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, race during the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 03, 2022 in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

UPDATE: Chase Elliott wins the pole position for the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 with a qualifying time of 19.694.

Update: Cole Custer, Todd Gilliland, Brad Keselowski, Chase Elliott, and Chris Buescher have advanced to the final round of qualifying from Group B.

Update: Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, William Byron, Aric Almirola, and Christopher Bell have advanced to the final round of qualifying from Group A.

The 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 is this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race from Ridgeway, Virginia. For the first time, the race is scheduled for only 400 laps being shortened from its usual 500 laps. Martinsville Speedway is the shortest track of the NASCAR Cup Series circuit with a .0526 mile circuit.

The race will get started at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 9th and will air on FS1. In 2020, this race became a night race becoming the first night race at the Martinsville Speedway in the Cup Series. The race will be preceded on Friday by qualifying at 5:05 p.m. ET. Qualifying for the race will feature a two-lap format with the drivers in two separate groups in the first round. The top five in each group advance to the second round of qualifying.

Martin Truex Jr. has this short track figured out as he has won the race the last two years. In 2020 he won the race in 3:23:56. He followed that up with a victory in 2021 in 3:54:25 in a race that was affected by rain.

DraftKings Sportsbook has odds for the 2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400. Martin Truex Jr. has the best chance to win and make it a three-peat with +550 odds. He is followed by Chase Elliott (+700), Denny Hamlin (+900), Ryan Blaney (+900) and Joey Logano (+1000) who round out drivers with the top-five best odds to take home the checkered flag.

We’ll be providing live updates as qualifying results come in Friday evening.

Starting lineup

2022 Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 400 Entry List

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