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William Byron Wins Cup Pole at Kansas

When the NASCAR Cup Series 2023 AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway goes green tomorrow, Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron will be at the front of the field. Byron was the fastest man in Saturday (May 6) qualifying, earning his 10th career pole position with a lap of 179.206 mph.

Byron beat teammate Kyle Larson, who will start second. Regular-season points leader Ross Chastain will line up third alongside Dover winner Martin Truex Jr. in fourth.

Fifth-place qualifier Tyler Reddick had a very interesting session, as his car failed inspection twice. Reddick’s car chief was ejected and the No. 45 team lost pit stall selection.

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Joey Logano and rookie Ty Gibbs will start sixth and seventh, respectively. Despite setting the best time in the earlier practice session, Denny Hamlin could manage no better than eighth. Daniel Suarez and Ryan Blaney round out the top 10.

After a spin in practice, Live Fast Motorsports’ Josh Bilicki failed to set a time. The Wisconsin native will be the 36th and final driver to take the green flag.

2023 AdventHealth 400 Starting Lineup

The Advent Health 400 from Kansas Speedway will be broadcast tomorrow, Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. ET on FS1 and MRN.

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Garrett joined Frontstretch as a news writer in 2023, and became a fantasy racing and betting writer in 2024. Hailing from the heart of coal country in southern West Virginia,  he's a married father of three and currently enrolled in the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at New River Community Technical College in Beaver, WV. He has been a racing fan since 1998, primarily watching NASCAR, but branching out to F1 and IndyCar as his love for motorsports has grown.

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Frank A

How can you not get the pole when your allowed to cheat by your partner NASCAR. They nailed hendric cars for cheating but then gave them back their points. What a freakin joke NASCAR has become. Frank


Nascar didn’t give them their points back. At least get some learnin.


Hendrick got the points back for the louvers but I think Kaulig’s were reduced.


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