Final Elimination Round Update: Kyle Busch defeats Ryan Blaney and wins the pole position for the 2022 All-Star Race.
Second Elimination Round Update: Ryan Blaney defeats William Byron, and Kyle Busch defeats Kyle Larson to advance to the final round.
First Elimination Round Update: William Byron defeats Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney defeats Ross Chastain, Kyle Larson defeats Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch defeats Martin Truex Jr.
All-Star Race Qualifying Update: Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr., Ross Chastain, William Byron, Kyle Busch, Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola advance to the elimination bracket to determine pole position.
Open Qualifying Update: Tyler Reddick wins the pole for the All-Star Open on Sunday.
The NASCAR Cup Series competition takes a break this weekend, but drivers will still be competing. The circuit is at the Texas Motor Speedway for the annual All-Star Race, which will net the winner a $1 million prize.
The All-Star Race weekend is one of the more complicated weekends on the Cup Series schedule. The race does not feature the entire field of full-time drivers, but rather there are different ways to qualify. 20 drivers have already qualified for the field through Cup Series race wins, season-long titles, and previous All-Star Race wins. The rest of the field will be filled with three drivers from the preceding Open race and the top vote-getter not already in the race.
The starting lineups for Sunday’s Open and All-Star Race will be mostly settled on Saturday evening on FS1. Qualifying for the Open Race starts at approximately 7:35 p.m. ET and features single-car, single-lap qualifying in reverse order of 2022 owner points. All-Star Race qualifying starts at approximately 7:55 p.m. and features a single lap in reverse order of the current 2022 owner points with the top-eight qualifiers advancing to a head-to-head elimination bracket to determine the pole position.
That’s a lot of qualifying going on Saturday evening. Below are the two entry lists. We’ll be updating the lineups
Open entry list
2022 NASCAR All-Star Open starting lineup
|3||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||28.956|
All-Star entry list
2022 NASCAR All-Star Race starting lineup
|7||Martin Truex Jr.||19|