The NASCAR Cup Series stays out west this weekend for the Pennzoil 400. Spectators are hoping for an event more like the one that took place at Daytona — a race defined by its chaos — and less like the one that occurred last weekend at Fontana — a dour affair that ended in an easy Kyle Busch victory.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a place that the likes of Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. know well. Those three drivers have combined to capture seven checkered flags at the Diamond in the Desert over the past decade.
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Yet the track can also prove unpredictable. Just ask Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman, who outlasted Cup Series ace Kyle Larson to nab his seventh career win last year.
All of this is to say, things tend to get interesting on the Las Vegas strip, and that should only continue on the track in 2023.
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Here’s everything you need to know about the pole-sitter and starting lineup for Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Who won the pole for the Pennzoil 400 in 2023?
Joey Logano captured the pole for the Pennzoil 400, posting a lap time of 29.024 seconds (186.053 mph average speed) to edge second-place finisher William Byron. It is Logano’s 27th career pole, his first of 2023 and his second at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Pennzoil 400 starting lineup 2023
Team Penske’s Joey Logano and Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron will be on the front row for Sunday’s race, based on the results of Saturday’s qualifying session.
Josh Berry will race in place of Chase Elliott, who is recovering from surgery to repair a leg injury he suffered Friday in a snowboarding accident in Colorado.
|Starting pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1.||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|2.||William Byron||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|3.||Ryan Blaney||12||Team Penske|
|4.||Ty Gibbs||54||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|5.||Kyle Busch||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|6.||Kyle Larson||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|7.||Brad Keselowski||6||RFK Racing|
|8.||Ross Chastain||1||Trackhouse Racing|
|9.||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|10.||Christopher Bell||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|11.||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|12.||Denny Hamlin||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13.||Bubba Wallace||23||23XI Racing|
|14.||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|15.||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16.||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|17.||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|18.||Chris Buescher||17||RFK Racing|
|19.||Corey LaJoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|20.||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|21.||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|22.||Erik Jones||43||Legacy Motor Club|
|23.||AJ Allmendinger||16||Kaulig Racing|
|24.||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|25.||Noah Gragson||42||Legacy Motor Club|
|26.||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|27.||Justin Haley||31||Kaulig Racing|
|28.||Todd Gilliland||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|29||JJ Yeley||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|30.||Cody Ware||51||Rick Ware Racing|
|31.||Ryan Preece||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|32.||Josh Berry||9||Hendrick Motorsports|
|33.||Ty Dillon||77||Spire Motorsports|
|34.||Tyler Reddick||45||23XI Racing|
|35.||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|36.||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
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