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NASCAR lineup at Martinsville: Starting order, pole for 2022 playoff race

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With just one race left until the Championship 4, the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are red-hot.

Just one driver — Team Penske’s Joey Logano — has etched their name into the final four. Given the nature of Martinsville Speedway, with its 11-degree banking in the turns and zero degree banking on the straightaways, there should be more than enough opportunities for a reshuffling of the playoff field once Sunday comes.

The Paperclip tends to host action-packed contests: think Jeff Gordon’s last Cup Series win in 2015, or Darrell Waltrip’s heart-pounding victory over Dale Earnhardt and Terry Labonte in 1987.

A spot in the Cup Series championship round make the stakes that much higher. Everyone from second to eighth place in the Round of 8 can snag a spot in the championship race at Phoenix. That means one thing: playoff drivers better put the pedal to the metal.

MORE: Watch NASCAR at Martinsville live with fuboTV (free trial)

Here’s what you need to know about the results of Xfinity 500 qualifying, including the starting order for Sunday’s race.

Xfinity 500 qualifying results

Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Martinsville?

Kyle Larson captured the pole for Sunday’s Xfinity 500 with a qualifying speed of 96.078 mph. Saturday’s showing represents the fourth time he has nabbed a pole this season.

Playoff drivers fared modestly in qualifying, with just four of them qualifying in the top 10: Chase Elliott, Chase Briscoe, Ryan Blaney and Ross Chastain.

Final group results

Finish Driver Lap speed (mph)
1 Kyle Larson 96.078
2 Chase Elliott 96.019
3 Chase Briscoe 96.019
4 Ryan Blaney 95.927
5 Cole Custer 95.733
6 Brad Keselowski 95.719
7 Daniel Suarez 95.588
8 Kevin Harvick 95.530
9 Ross Chastain 95.501
10 Harrison Burton 94.998

Lineup, starting order for Martinsville playoff race

Kyle Larson will lead the field to start Sunday’s race at Martinsville, the last race in the Round of 8. He’ll be joined in the front row by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott. 

Pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
2 Chase Elliott (P) 9 Hendrick Motorsports
3 Chase Briscoe (P) 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
4 Ryan Blaney (P) 12 Team Penske
5 Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
6 Brad Keselowski 6 RFK Racing
7 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing
8 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
9 Ross Chastain (P) 1 Trackhouse Racing
10 Harrison Burton 21 Wood Brothers Racing
11 Denny Hamlin (P) 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
12 Joey Logano (P) 22 Team Penske
13 Michael McDowell 34 Front Row Motorsports
14 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsports
15 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
16 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
17 Noah Gragson 48 Hendrick Motorsports
18 Kyle Busch 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
19 Todd Gilliland 38 Front Row Motorsports
20 Christopher Bell (P) 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
21 AJ Allmendinger 16 Kaulig Racing
22 Chris Buescher 17 RFK Racing
23 Erik Jones 43 Petty GMS Motorsports
24 Bubba Wallace 45 23XI Racing
25 William Byron (P) 24 Hendrick Motorsports
26 Ty Gibbs 23 23XI Racing
27 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
28 Tyler Reddick 8 Richard Childress Racing
29 Justin Haley 31 Kaulig Racing
30 Austin Cindric 2 Team Penske
31 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
32 Ty Dillon 42 Petty GMS Motorsports
33 Landon Cassill 77 Spire Motorsports
34 BJ McLeod 78 Live Fast Motorsports
35 JJ Yeley 15 Rick Ware Racing
36 Cody Ware 51 Rick Ware Racing

 (P) Playoff driver

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