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NASCAR starting lineup: Pole positions, race order set in qualifying for 2022 Open, All-Star Races

The 2022 All-Star Race takes place on Saturday, May 21 this year. We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.

A general view of racing during the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on October 17, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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

Pos. Driver Car # Time
Pos. Driver Car # Time
1 Tyler Reddick 8 28.88
2 Daniel Suarez 99 28.892
3 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 28.956
4 Erik Jones 43 28.982
5 Chris Buescher 17 29.003
6 Justin Haley 31 29.028
7 Austin Dillon 3 29.11
8 Corey LaJoie 7 29.195
9 Harrison Burton 21 29.224
10 Cole Custer 41 29.226
11 Landon Cassill 77 29.287
12 Ty Dillon 42 29.396
13 Cody Ware 51 29.506
14 Todd Gilliland 38 29.749
15 Garrett Smithley 15 29.895
16 BJ Mcleod 78 29.927

All-Star entry list

2022 NASCAR All-Star Race starting lineup

Pos. Driver Car #
Pos. Driver Car #
1 Kyle Busch 18
2 Ryan Blaney 12
3 William Byron 24
4 Kyle Larson 5
5 Kurt Busch 45
6 Ross Chastain 1
7 Martin Truex Jr. 19
8 Aric Almirola 10
9 Joey Logano 22
10 A.J. Allmendinger 16
11 Chase Briscoe 14
12 Austin Cindric 2
13 Chase Elliott 9
14 Christopher Bell 20
15 Kevin Harvick 4
16 Denny Hamlin 11
17 Bubba Wallace 23
18 Brad Keselowski 6
19 Michael McDowell 34
20 Alex Bowman 48