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Kyle Larson Claims 4th Pole of 2022 for Martinsville Cup Race

Kyle Larson snagged the pole for the Xfinity 500 at Martinsville Speedway with a 96.078 mph lap in the second round of qualifying on Saturday (Oct. 29).

It’s Larson’s 14th career NASCAR Cup Series pole and fourth of the 2022 season. He’s going for an owner’s championship next weekend at Phoenix Raceway after winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway last Sunday.

His Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott will start alongside him on the front row. Chase Briscoe slots in third, Ryan Blaney clocks in fourth and Cole Custer rounds out the top five.

Brad Keselowski will begin the race in sixth place while Daniel Suarez starts seventh. Kevin Harvick, the third Stewart-Haas Racing driver inside the top 10, qualified eighth. Ross Chastain and Harrison Burton completed the top 10.

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Denny Hamlin, who had the fastest lap time in practice, starts just outside the top 10 in 11th. Joey Logano is just behind Hamlin in 12th, while the other two playoff drivers in the field had their struggles. Christopher Bell starts 20th and William Byron, the April Martinsville winner, will roll off 25th.

Cup Qualifying Results at Martinsville

The Xfinity 500 airs Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. ET on NBC


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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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