Update: Saturday’s qualifiers have officially been canceled due to inclement weather at Atlanta Motor Speedway. As a result, Chase Elliott will start in pole position for Sunday’s Quaker State 400. The rest of the starting lineup is listed below.
Update: The qualifiers are currently in a weather delay due to rain in the Atlanta area.
NASCAR will head to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart. The Atlanta Motor Speedway will host the race on Sunday, July 10th. This race was held from 1960-2010 but then took a 10-year hiatus before returning last year. Ahead of the race on Sunday, qualifying will take place on Saturday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET and will air on USA. TV coverage will begin at noon.
Atlanta will utilize a single-lap qualifying format for this race. There will be a 15-minute warm-up/practice session as the drivers are split into two groups. The drivers in Group A will each run a single-car, one-lap qualifier. The five fastest drivers will advance to the Final Round. The drivers in Group B will repeat this process with their five fastest drivers also advancing to the Final Round of qualifying. The 10 remaining drivers will run a new single-car, one-lap qualifier to determine not only the first five rows of Sunday’s racing grid but also the pole position.
Ryan Blaney opens with the best odds to win the pole position at DraftKings Sportsbook installed at +800. He is followed by Ross Chastain (+900), Kyle Busch (+900), Joey Logano (+900) and Chase Elliott (+900) for the drivers with the top-five odds to win the pole position for the 2022 Quaker State 400.
For the overall race on Sunday, Blaney, Elliott and Chastain all have +1000 odds to win the race. This is going to be a close race because there are six drivers that are all tied with +1200 odds to win after the top three.
Here is the full entry list for Sunday’s Quaker State 400 Cup Series race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.
2022 Quaker State 400 starting lineup
|9||Martin Truex, Jr.||19|
|20||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||47|