April 2022 (NASCAR Cup Series)

NASCAR starting positions for Martinsville Speedway; Practice times included

Tomorrow the NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag in Martinsville, Virginia. Today the drivers went to Martinsville Speedway for a practice and qualifying lap to set the starting grid.

Check out the Martinsville Speedway starting lineup for the NASCAR Cup Series race below.

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practice report

Many drivers switched gears in the first few seconds of practice. This is the first time drivers have 5 gears at Martinsville Speedway. However, it’s a bit of a surprise to see so many teams changing.

Practice took place just moments before qualifying. Chase Eliot
was the fastest overall at 19.995. He’s the only car in the 19-second bracket.

qualification report

The field was divided into two groups for the qualification. The top 5 of each group advanced to the second round.

Kevin Harvick was fastest in Group A. However, Kyle Larson was the only car to retire after one lap. He rolls into the second lap with 1 less lap on his tires than everyone else in Group A.

Cole Custer was fastest in Group B. Nevertheless, all drivers in Group B used both laps of qualifying. Larson is the only rider going into lap two with just one lap on his tires.

Martinsville Qualifying Results (Group A – Round 1 – Top 5): 1. Kevin Harvick (19,778); 2. Kyle Larson (19,822); 3.William Byron
(19,835); 4. Aric Almirola (19,841); 5. Christopher Bell (19,850)

Martinsville Qualifying Results (Group B – Round 1 – Top 5): 1. Cole Custer (19,724); 2. Todd Gilliland (19,733); 3.Brad Keselowski
(19,739); 4. Chase Elliot (19,746); 5. Chris Busher (19,774)

Larson was trending towards pole on Lap 2. However, he washed off the ground at turn four and lost everything on his second lap.

Chase Elliott will start from pole position on Saturday night. Aric Almirola completes the front row.

Martinsville Speedway
starting grid
April 9, 2022

Location | driver | Best time

1. Pursue Elliott
19,694

2. Aric Almirola
19,799

3. Cole Custer
19,808

4. Chris Busher
19,850

5.William Byron
19,799

6.Kevin Harvick
19,941

7. Christopher Bell
19,965

8. Kyle Larson
20,003

9. Brad Keselowski
20.015

10.Todd Gilliland
20,062

Stuck in Round 1

11. Kyle Busch
19,775

12.Ryan Blaney
19,789

13. Austin Cindric
19,790

14.Joey Logano
19,792

15. Alex Bowman
19,863

16.Michael McDowell
19,863

17.Justin Haley
19,867

18. Kurt Busch
19,901

19. Pursue Briscoe
19,904

20. Martin Truex Jr
19,937

21. Bubba Wallace
19,965

22. Tyler Reddick
19,982

23. Austin Dillon
19,986

24. Eric Jones
19,996

25. Denny Hamlin
20,083

26. Corey LaJoie
20,095

27.Ross Chastain
20,100

28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
20.113

29.Harrison Burton
20.134

30.Daniel Suarez
20,145

31.Josh Bilicki
20,269

32.JJ Yeley
20,494

33.BJ McLeod
20,545

34. Ty Dillon
20,591

35. CodyWare
21.021

36. AJ Allmendinger
No time


Martinsville Speedway
exercise results
April 8, 2022

Location | driver | Best time

1. Pursue Elliott
19,995

2. Kyle Busch
20,032

3. Bubba Wallace
20,038

4. Alex Bowman
20,040

5.Christopher Bell
20,055

6. Kyle Larson
20,055

7.William Byron
20,058

8. Tyler Reddick
20,089

9. Austin Cindric
20,094

10. Kurt Busch
20.110

11. AJ Allmendinger
20.118

12. Aric Almirola
20.125

13. Pursue Briscoe
20.126

14. Brad Keselowski
20.133

15.Ryan Blaney
20.148

16. Chris Busher
20,165

17.Joey Logano
20.167

18.Daniel Suarez
20,170

19.Justin Haley
20.173

20.Ross Chastain
20,175

21. Martin Truex Jr
20,182

22. Cole Custer
20,186

23. Denny Hamlin
20.212

24.Kevin Harvick
20.212

25. Eric Jones
20.215

26. Corey LaJoie
20,234

27.Todd Gilliland
20,235

28. Ty Dillon
20,270

29.Harrison Burton
20,276

30.Austin Dillon
20,276

31. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
20,309

32.Michael McDowell
20,336

33.Josh Bilicki
20,495

34.JJ Yeley
20,876

35. CodyWare
20,895

36.BJ McLeod
21,076

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