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NASCAR qualifying start time: What time is qualifying for United Rentals Work United 500

We go over how you can watch the qualifying event for the NASCAR Cup Series United Rentals Work United 500 at the Phoenix Raceway.

Crew members push the #2 Auto-trader Ford, driven by Austin Cindric on the grid during qualifying for the Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 12, 2022 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images

The NASCAR Cup Series has arrived in Avondale, Arizona for its annual spring race at Phoenix Raceway. The green flag drops for the United Rentals Work United 500 on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET, and qualifying will take place the day prior.

On Saturday, the Cup Series field will hit the track for qualifying, with an estimated start time of 2:05 p.m. ET. There’s virtually no chance of a weather delay, but sometimes qualifying is delayed a few minutes because prior events run over. Cup Series qualifying is preceded by Xfinity Series qualifying at 1:05 p.m. ET, so keep an eye on that to see if it runs over. Both qualifying events will air on FS1.

The Cup Series qualifying will feature two rounds of racing. The first round will see the 36-driver field split in two. Group A will run one lap per car and the top five finishers will advance to the final round. Then, Group B will run one lap per car and the top five finishers will advance to the final round. The final round will determine pole position and the rest of the top ten for Sunday’s starting lineup.

Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney are pre-qualifying favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. A year ago, Ryan Blaney secured pole position and Chase Briscoe won the race.

United Rentals Work United 500 entry list

2023 United Rentals Work United 500 starting lineup

Pos. Driver Car #
Pos. Driver Car #
1 Kyle Larson 5
2 Denny Hamlin 11
3 William Byron 24
4 Brad Keselowski 6
5 Christopher Bell 20
6 Ross Chastain 1
7 Michael McDowell 34
8 Ryan Blaney 12
9 Kyle Busch 8
10 Erik Jones 43
11 Daniel Suarez 99
12 Tyler Reddick 45
13 Martin Truex Jr 19
14 Ty Gibbs 54
15 Kevin Harvick 4
16 Joey Logano 22
17 Josh Berry 9
18 Alex Bowman 48
19 Bubba Wallace 23
20 Austin Cindric 2
21 Chris Buescher 17
22 A.J. Allmendinger 16
23 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 47
24 Chase Briscoe 14
25 Ryan Preece 41
26 Justin Haley 31
27 Harrison Burton 21
28 Corey Lajoie 7
29 Todd Gilliland 15
30 Austin Dillon 3
31 Aric Almirola 10
32 Noah Gragson 42
33 B.J. McLeod 78
34 Zane Smith 38
35 Ty Dillon 77
36 Cody Ware 51