Bristol NASCAR Lineup: Starting Order, Pole for Food City Dirt Race by qualifying heats

NASCAR is getting dirty again. For the second year in a row there will be red sand racing at the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Cup Series riders raced the surface Saturday night to set the starting order for Sunday night’s Food City Dirt Race. Four 15-lap qualifying heats were run with nine riders per heat. The lineups for the Heat Races were determined by random drawing, with selection being made in order of team ownership points.

Drivers received points for their placement in the heat races (10 for first place, two for last place) and how many points they improved their starting position by overtaking (one point for each place gained between start and finish).

The driver with the most points after the heat races was awarded pole position. Ownership points were used to break ties.

Sporting News provided live results from the qualifying heats and below publishes the starting order for the Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Food City Dirt Race Qualification Results

The heat races began at 6 p.m. ET.

Heat 1 results

End driver Points
1. Tyler Reddick 13
2. Cole Custer 16
3. Alex Bowman 10
4. Brad Keselowski 7
5. death Gilland 6
6. Ryan Blaney 5
7. Corey LaJoie 4
8th. Martin Truex Jr. 3
9. Ross Chastain 2

Heat 2 results

End driver Points
1. Christopher Bell 14
2. Kyle Bush 9
3. Hunt Briscoe 12
4. Michael McDowell 7
5. Eric Jones 6
6. Justin Allgaier 5
7. Daniel Suarez 6
8th. Kevin Harvick 3
9. josh williams 2

Heat 3 results

End driver Points
1. Justin Haley 11
2. Joey Logano 9
3. Chris Buescher 9
4. Kurt Busch 8th
5. Austin Dillon 9
6. Bubba Wallace 6
7. JJ Yeley 4
8th. Noah Gragson 4
9. Denny Hamlin 2

Heat 4 results

End driver Points
1. Ty Dillon 11
2. Chase Eliot 9
3. Kyle Larson 11
4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 7
5. William Byron 6
6. Austin Cinderic 5
7. Harrison Burton 6
8th. Aric Almirola 2
9. CodyWare 1

Who won the pole for the Bristol NASCAR race?

Cole Custer took pole with 16 points in Heat 1. Custer finished second in the heat (nine points) and joined from last place (seven passing points). Heat 2 winner Christopher Bell will start second with 14 points.

Starting grid for Bristol races

The starting order for the Food City Dirt Race was determined by the results of the four qualifying heats. Only the 36 charter teams from the Cup Series took part in the race.

start pos. driver car no team
1. Cole Custer 41 Stewart-Haas race
2. Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
3. Tyler Reddick 8th Richard Childress Racing
4. Hunt Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas race
5. Kyle Larson 5 Henrik Motorsport
6. Justin Haley 31 Kaulig Racing
7. Ty Dillon 42 Small GMS Motorsports
8th. Alex Bowman 48 Henrik Motorsport
9. Chase Eliot 9 Henrik Motorsport
10 Joey Logano 22 Team Penke
11. Kyle Bush 18 Joe Gibbs Racing
12. Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
13. Kurt Busch 45 23XI race
14 Eric Jones 43 Small GMS Motorsports
15 Chris Buescher 17 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
16 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
17 Michael McDowell 34 Motorsport in the front row
18 Brad Keselowski 6 Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing
19 William Byron 24 Henrik Motorsport
20 Austin Cinderic 2 Team Penke
21 Daniel Suarez 99 TrackHouse racing
22 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI race
23 death Gilland 38 Motorsport in the front row
24 Harrison Burton 21 Wood Brothers race
25 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penke
26 Corey LaJoie 7 Spire Motorsport
27 Justin Allgaier 77 Spire Motorsport
28 Noah Gragson 16 Kaulig Racing
29 JJ Yeley 15 Rick Ware Racing
30 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
31 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas race
32 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas race
33 Ross Chastain 1 TrackHouse racing
34 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
35 CodyWare 51 Rick Ware Racing
36 josh williams 78 Live fast motorsport

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