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Qualifying Rained Out At Daytona August 2022, Nascar Ford To Start Third

It’s not uncommon for on-track activities to be rained out at Daytona International Speedway, and unfortunately, weather got the better of qualifying for the Cup Series race this Saturday. As a result, the qualifying order was set by the sanctioning body’s formula, putting two Chevrolet teams up front with Joey Logano’s No. 22 Nascar Ford Mustang in third.

As a reminder, Nascar developed a formula to determine starting order if a qualifying event is canceled. The sanctioning body sets the field by taking into account a specific driver’s rank in points standings, their finish in the previous race, and rank of the driver’s fastest lap in the previous race.

Starting in first will be the No. 5 Chevy Camaro ZL1 of Kyle Larson, who won last weekend’s race at Watkins Glen. Beside him will be the No. 9 Camaro of Chase Elliott, the regular season champion.

Austin Cindric, driver of the No. 2 Mustang, conquered the 2.5-mile superspeedway to win the prestigious 2022 Daytona 500 back in February. He will take the green flag from 14th and will have to survive a wild-card race if he wants to win back-to-back at Daytona. The Daytona night race marks the final event of the regular season, and the Nascar Cup Series Playoffs field of 16 drivers will be set following the race.

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 45 Toyota TRD Camry, recently announced that he has elected to withdraw from the Playoffs due to concussion-related symptoms that have lingered since a qualifying wreck at Pocono over a month ago that will prevent him from competing for the next few weeks. This leaves two Playoff positions up for grabs, with Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Mustang and Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 19 Camry each vying for competition in the championship. Neither driver has a point-paying win this season.

Weather permitting, the green flag will drop at Daytona on August 27th at 7 p.m. ET.

Nascar Cup Series Qualifying Results, August 26, 2022
Pos Car Number Driver Team Time Speed Car
1 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 9 Chase Elliott A SHOC Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
4 99 Daniel Suarez Freeway Insurance Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
5 20 Christopher Bell Rheem Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
6 8 Tyler Reddick Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 4 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
8 17 Chris Buescher Fifth Third Bank Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
9 34 Michael McDowell Horizon Hobby Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
10 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
11 43 Erik Jones FOCUSfactor Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 1 Ross Chastain Jockey Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
14 2 Austin Cindric # Menards/Maytag Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
15 41 Cole Custer Autodesk/HaasTooling.com Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
16 12 Ryan Blaney Advance Auto Parts Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
17 24 William Byron Axalta Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
18 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
19 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Cares Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
20 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kroger/NOS Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 3 Austin Dillon BREZTRI Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
22 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
23 45 Ty Gibbs(i) Monster Energy Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
24 6 Brad Keselowski Castrol Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
25 42 Ty Dillon Thorntons Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
26 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
27 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
28 16 Daniel Hemric(i) Cirkul Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
29 21 Harrison Burton # Dex Imaging Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
30 23 Bubba Wallace DoorDash Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
31 7 Corey LaJoie Built.com Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 38 Todd Gilliland # First Phase Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
33 51 Cody Ware Nurtec ODT Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
34 15 David Ragan Select Blinds/Jacob Companies Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
35 77 Landon Cassill(i) Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
36 78 BJ McLeod(i) NASCAR Rivals Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
37 62 Noah Gragson(i) Beard Motorsports/Southpoint Chevrolet 0 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

# – 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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