Talladega is the site for race No. 10 of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. The starting order for Sunday’s GEICO 500 was set via two rounds of qualifying Saturday morning.
Thirty-nine drivers tried their hand at earning the pole position. The fastest 10 from the first round of qualifying advanced to the final round.
Brad Keselowski won the ‘Dega spring race in 2021. Bubba Wallace collected his first career Cup Series win in the fall race. Where will they start the 2022 spring event?
And who will be leading the field to the green flag on Sunday afternoon? Here’s a look at the pole winner and starting lineup for this weekend’s race.
Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Talladega?
Christopher Bell secured the pole position at Talladega with a 180.928 lap on the superspeedway. He just came in ahead of fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr., who was 0.081 seconds back.
This is the second pole position Bell has secured in his Cup Series career. Earlier in 2022, he won the pole at the Pennzoil 400 with a time of 29.561 on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He finished that race in 10th.
Starting lineup for Talladega race
The starting order for the GEICO 500 was secured by drivers posting the fastest lap times on the Talladega Superspeedway. Here’s the lineup for Sunday’s race.
|Starting pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|2||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||Daniel Hemric||16||Kaulig Racing|
|4||Daniel Suarez||99||TrackHouse Racing|
|5||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||Kurt Busch||45||23XI Racing|
|7||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|8||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|10||Tyler Reddick||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|11||Justin Haley||31||Kaulig Racing|
|12||Kyle Busch||18||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|14||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|15||Brad Keselowski||6||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|16||Erik Jones||43||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|17||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|18||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|19||Ross Chastain||1||TrackHouse Racing|
|20||Ty Dillon||42||Petty GMS Motorsports|
|21||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|22||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|23||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|24||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|25||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|26||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|27||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|28||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|29||Cole Custer||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|30||Chris Buescher||17||Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing|
|31||Noah Gragson||62||Beard Motorsports|
|32||Todd Gilliland||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|33||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|34||Cody Ware||51||Rick Ware Racing|
|35||Greg Biffle||44||NY Racing Team|
|36||David Ragan||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|37||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|38||JJ Yeley||55||Motorsports Business Management|
|39||Landon Cassill||77||Spire Motorsports|