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NASCAR starting lineup: Kyle Larson claims pole position in qualifying for United Rentals Work United 500

We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Sunday’s United Rentals Work United 500 at the Phoenix Raceway.

A general view of racing during the NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 06, 2022 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Final round qualifying results: Kyle Larson finished with the fastest time in the final round of qualifying and has claimed pole position for Sunday’s United Rentals Work United 500. The top 10 in order will be Larson, Denny Hamlin, William Byron, Brad Keselowski, Christopher Bell, Ross Chastain, Michael McDowell, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, and Erik Jones.

Round 1, Group B qualifying results: The five fastest finishers in the second group were Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, and Ross Chastain. They will compete with the five Group A finalists for pole position.

Round 1, Group A qualifying results: The five fastest finishers in the first group were William Byron, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, and Michael McDowell. They advance to the second round of qualifying to compete for pole position.

The fourth race weekend of the 2023 NASCAR season is upon us and the Cup Series is at the Phoenix Raceway. The top circuit will run the United Rentals Work United 500 on Sunday, but a day prior qualifying is taking place to set the starting lineup.

Qualifying gets underway at approximately 2:05 p.m. ET and will air on FS1. It immediately follows Xfinity Series qualifying at 1:05 p.m. ET, so it’s possible there will be a slight delay. The Cup Series qualifying will likely last a little over an hour between the two rounds of single-car racing.

The 36-driver field is split into two groups of 18. Each driver runs a single lap and the five fastest drivers in each group advance to the final round. Those ten drivers then compete for the fastest lap to determine pole position and the rest of the top ten spots in the starting lineup.

A year ago, Ryan Blaney claimed the pole and Chase Briscoe won the race. Briscoe is +2000 at DraftKings Sportsbook to repeat as race champ and Blaney is co-favorite alongside Joey Logano at +800.

Here is the full entry list for Sunday’s United Rentals Work United 500 Cup Series race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.

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