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Joey Logano In No. 22 Nascar Ford Nabs Pole At Darlington May 2022

Joey Logano in the No. 22 Nascar Ford Mustang nailed down his 23rd career Cup Series pole position at Darlington Raceway on Saturday.

Logano’s No. 22 Mustang got around the one-mile asphalt oval in just 28.805 seconds, topping out at 170.72 mph. That was faster than Kyle Larson in the No. 5 Chevy Camaro ZL1, who will start second despite failing pre-qualifying inspection. Three Toyota teams account for the rest of the top five. The No. 20 Toyota TRD Camry of Christopher Bell will start third, the No. 19 Camry of Martin Truex Jr. will start fourth, and Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Camry will start fifth.

Logano’s teammate, Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 Nascar Ford, will start seventh. They are the only two Ford teams to start in the top 10.

Meanwhile, four teams were penalized for failing inspection. They are the aforementioned No. 5 Chevy team of Larson, the No. 48 Camaro of Alex Bowman, the No. 4 Ford of Kevin Harvick, and the No. 34 Ford of Michael McDowell. As a result, these teams have lost pit selection and had their respective car chiefs ejected from competition for the weekend. Nascar did not disclose the infractions that resulted in the penalties.

Trouble found the No. 6 Mustang of Brad Keselowski in qualifying ahead of Sunday’s race at the “Track Too Tough To Tame.” The driver spun at the entrance to Pit Road during Group B qualifying efforts, and will start 23rd when the green flag drops on May 8th at 3 p.m. ET.

Nascar Cup Series Qualifying Results, Darlington Raceway, May 7, 2022
Pos Car Number Driver Team Time Speed Car
1 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 28.805 170.72 Ford Mustang
2 5 Kyle Larson Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet 28.887 170.236 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 20 Christopher Bell SiriusXM Toyota 28.958 169.818 Toyota TRD Camry
4 19 Martin Truex Jr. Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota 29.048 169.292 Toyota TRD Camry
5 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 29.061 169.216 Toyota TRD Camry
6 45 Kurt Busch McDonald's Throwback Toyota 29.077 169.123 Toyota TRD Camry
7 12 Ryan Blaney Advance Auto Parts Ford 29.106 168.955 Ford Mustang
8 1 Ross Chastain Coca-Cola Chevrolet 29.126 168.839 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 24 William Byron Axalta Chevrolet 29.161 168.636 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 8 Tyler Reddick 3CHI Chevrolet 29.193 168.451 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 43 Erik Jones FOCUSfactor Chevrolet 29.125 168.845 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 10 Aric Almirola Haas Automation/Smithfield Ford 29.146 168.723 Ford Mustang
13 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 29.153 168.682 Ford Mustang
14 3 Austin Dillon Huk Performance Fishing Chevrolet 29.198 168.422 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
15 48 Alex Bowman Ally Throwback Chevrolet 29.221 168.29 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
16 34 Michael McDowell Navage Nasal Care Ford 29.343 167.59 Ford Mustang
17 23 Bubba Wallace MoneyLion Toyota 29.349 167.556 Toyota TRD Camry
18 17 Chris Buescher Socios.com Ford 29.359 167.499 Ford Mustang
19 2 Austin Cindric # Menards/Libman Ford 29.381 167.373 Ford Mustang
20 99 Daniel Suarez Coca-Cola Chevrolet 29.384 167.356 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 42 Ty Dillon Petty GMS Chevrolet 29.411 167.203 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 29.431 167.089 Toyota TRD Camry
23 6 Brad Keselowski Socios.com Ford 29.437 167.055 Ford Mustang
24 16 Daniel Hemric(i) AGI by Athletic Greens Chevrolet 29.475 166.84 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 21 Harrison Burton # DEX Imaging Ford 29.481 166.806 Ford Mustang
26 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger/Nature Valley Chevrolet 29.555 166.388 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
27 38 Todd Gilliland # Black's Tire Ford 29.599 166.141 Ford Mustang
28 41 Cole Custer HaasTooling.com Ford 29.661 165.793 Ford Mustang
29 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 29.662 165.788 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 7 Corey LaJoie Stacking Pennies Chevrolet 29.838 164.81 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 30.054 163.625 Ford Mustang
32 15 JJ Yeley(i) Ollie's Bargain Outlet Ford 30.191 162.883 Ford Mustang
33 77 Landon Cassill(i) Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet 30.367 161.939 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
35 4 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chasing a Cure Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
36 78 BJ McLeod Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang

#- Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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