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No. 22 NASCAR Ford On Pole For Spring 2023 Las Vegas

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 NASCAR Ford Mustang at the Cup Series level, claimed the pole position for the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 5th, 2023.

Logano wheeled the No. 22 Mustang around the 1.5-mile speedway in 29.024 seconds at 186.053 mph. Logano, who won last year’s fall race at Las Vegas, said he was pleased with the way his No. 22 Mustang handled. “The car was wicked good,” he said. “The Pennzoil Mustang is fast. In practice, it was pretty good, and in qualifying [crew chief] Paul [Wolfe] really gave me a heck of a piece here.”

He added, “I held it wide open-just being honest. I kept it pinned around there. It’s on the edge, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a really fast car they gave me today, and hopefully, that speed translates over into the race.”

The No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 of William Byron will start next to him in second, thanks to his 29.165-second lap at 185.153 mph, while the No. 12 Mustang of Ryan Blaney will start third, having laid down a lap of 29.205 second at 184.9 mph. Ty Gibbs in the No. 54 Toyota TRD Camry will start fourth, while Kyle Busch’s No. 8 Camaro will start in fifth place.

Meanwhile, the No. 21 NASCAR Ford Mustang of Harrison Burton slapped the wall during practice, damaging his primary race car and forcing him into his backup car for the weekend. “I went sideways really quickly,” Burton explained. “I looked at my dash because I had water temp flash hot… looked down and then back up to go in the corner, and as soon as I turned in, it was really sideways.” He added, “I feel fine. It was definitely a hard hit. Anytime you get head-on with that speed, it doesn’t feel great. But I feel fine-just wish I could have that corner back. I don’t know what exactly caused it, but I wish I had a chance to avoid it. I guess that’s part of it.”

The No. 45 Camry of Tyler Reddick required an engine change before practice and qualifying, so he will start at the rear of the field. The No. 78 Camaro of BJ McLeod will also start at the rear after electing to forego making a practice or qualifying lap on Saturday.

The Cup Series race at Las Vegas will start at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 5th.

NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying Results, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, March 4, 2023
Pos Car Number Driver Team Time Speed Car
1 22 Joey Logano Pennzoil Ford 29.024 186.053 Ford Mustang
2 24 William Byron RaptorTough.com Chevrolet 29.165 185.153 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 12 Ryan Blaney Menards/Pennzoil Ford 29.205 184.9 Ford Mustang
4 54 Ty Gibbs # He Get us Toyota 29.262 184.54 Toyota TRD Camry
5 8 Kyle Busch Alsco Chevrolet 29.27 184.489 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 5 Kyle Larson HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 29.308 184.25 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 6 Brad Keselowski Fastenal Ford 29.333 184.093 Ford Mustang
8 1 Ross Chastain GlobalTranz Chevrolet 29.387 183.755 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 2 Austin Cindric Discount Tire Ford 29.401 183.667 Ford Mustang
10 20 Christopher Bell SiriusXM Toyota 29.424 183.524 Toyota TRD Camry
11 48 Alex Bowman Ally Chevrolet 29.346 184.011 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 29.367 183.88 Toyota TRD Camry
13 23 Bubba Wallace Columbia Sportwear Company Toyota 29.392 183.723 Toyota TRD Camry
14 4 Kevin Harvick Rheem Ford 29.411 183.605 Ford Mustang
15 19 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Toyota 29.467 183.256 Toyota TRD Camry
16 47 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Smith's/Coca-Coal Zero Sugar Chevrolet 29.562 182.667 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 34 Michael McDowell Quincy Compressor Ford 29.582 182.543 Ford Mustang
18 17 Chris Buescher Nexletol Ford 29.593 182.476 Ford Mustang
19 7 Corey LaJoie EnviroXstream Chevrolet 29.605 182.402 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 14 Chase Briscoe Mahindra Tractors Ford 29.61 182.371 Ford Mustang
21 10 Aric Almirola Smithfield Ford 29.611 182.365 Ford Mustang
22 43 Erik Jones Allegiant Chevrolet 29.629 182.254 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
23 16 AJ Allmendinger Action Industries Chevrolet 29.635 182.217 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
24 99 Daniel Suarez Tootsies Orchid Lounge Chevrolet 29.65 182.125 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 42 Noah Gragson # Sunseeker Resort Chevrolet 29.789 181.275 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
26 3 Austin Dillon BREZTRI Chevrolet 29.81 181.147 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
27 31 Justin Haley LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 29.823 181.068 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 38 Todd Gilliland Ruedebusch Ford 29.892 180.65 Ford Mustang
29 15 JJ Yeley OTR Mobile Ford 29.986 180.084 Ford Mustang
30 51 Cody Ware Biohaven/Jacob Co. Ford 29.994 180.036 Ford Mustang
31 41 Ryan Preece HaasTooling.com Ford 30.034 179.796 Ford Mustang
32 9 Josh Berry(i) NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 30.153 179.087 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
33 77 Ty Dillon NationsGuard Chevrolet 30.686 175.976 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 45 Tyler Reddick Monster Energy Toyota 0 0 Toyota TRD Camry
35 21 Harrison Burton Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 0 0 Ford Mustang
36 78 BJ McLeod Circle B Diecast 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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  1. Joe

    The Wood Brothers are not going to get their 100th win with Harrison Burton driving for them. The only way they get a top 15 is when the faster cars have issues or crash out.

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