Starting order, pole for Toyota Owners 400 based on qualifying results
The NASCAR Cup Series is headed back to Virginia.
With the NASCAR season turning to April, the Cup Series is set to spend some extended time out in Virginia, starting with its trip to the Richmond Raceway on Sunday for the Toyota Owners 400. Following this race, the Cup Series will be heading to Bristol, which shares a border with Tennessee and Virginia, and then heads to Martinsville, Va., to wrap up its time in the Old Dominion state before July.
A return to Richmond also means a return to short track racing, which has proven difficult for drivers that start at the front of the track. Per NASCAR, five of the past six short track races saw winners come from the 13th spot on the line or lower.
Will that trend continue? There are certainly a handful of drivers, including this year's pole winner, that hope that won't be the case.
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Here's how the Toyota Owners 400 is slated to start on Sunday.
Qualifying was cancelled due to rain, which meant no one won the pole, per se. But Alex Bowman will be leading off the drivers in the race based on NASCAR's formula. He will be joined by Kyle Busch on the front row.
It is the fourth career pole position for Bowman.
Bowman and Busch will be on the front row for Sunday based on the formula on Saturday, with William Byron and Ross Chastain in the second row.
Here's a look at the full starting lineup for the race at Richmond.
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6 of June 2023