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2024 NASCAR All-Star Race starting lineup: Joey Logano wins pole in North Wilkesboro

2024 NASCAR All-Star Race starting lineup: Joey Logano wins pole in North Wilkesboro
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NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. – Joey Logano won the pole in the NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway on Saturday, earning the pole position at the start of the sport’s annual All-Star event with a total time of 89.754 (75.206 mph) in a unique qualifying session of Its type. Logano’s time was the fastest ever, accounting for time spent on the race track as well as time spent on pit road.

The All-Star Qualifiers featured NASCAR’s annual Pit Crew Challenge, where some of the best pit crews in the Cup Series were put to the test as their drivers set their laps on the track and then came to the road for a four-tire pit stop. While Logano’s overall time was the best of all the drivers, the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew made the quickest pit stop at 13.223 seconds, giving them the Pit Crew Challenge win and helping driver Christopher Bell to third in qualifying.

On-track activities Friday and Saturday featured a familiar face in an unexpected place. With Kyle Larson at Indianapolis Motor Speedway qualifying for his first Indy 500, 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion and future NASCAR Hall of Famer Kevin Harvick briefly came out of retirement to practice and qualify the No. 5 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports. Harvick will qualify 12th out of the current 17 drivers for the All-Star Race, but Larson will have to drop to the back of the field for Sunday night’s race due to his team’s driver change, according to the NASCAR rule book.

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Larson ended up qualifying sixth at Indianapolis, which put him in the Fast 12 race to compete for the Indianapolis 500 pole on Sunday. As for Harvick, he changed out of his fire suit after his run and quickly resumed his broadcasting duties for Fox Sports.

Since Logano’s qualifying efforts secured him the first starting position for the All-Star Race, the rest of the starting lineup was scheduled to be determined by a pair of Heat races on Saturday night. However, heavy rain would fall on North Wilkesboro during the afternoon Craftsman Truck Series race — the track later announced four inches of rain had fallen over a two-hour period, flooding several areas, including pit road — forcing the cancellation of qualifying and The lineup is set according to the results of time trial qualifying.

Friday afternoon rain also changed the All-Star Open lineup, as late rain that prevented some drivers from making a proper lap led to all time trials being canceled and the lineup being set by owner points. Ty Gibbs and Alex Bowman will start on the front row for the Open, which will see the top two finishers – as well as the winner of the fan vote – qualify for the All-Star race.

Starting lineup for the Nascar All-Star race

  1. #22-Joey Logano
  2. #6-Brad Keselowski
  3. #20-Christopher Bell
  4. #99-Daniel Suarez
  5. #17-Chris Buescher
  6. #45-Tyler Reddick
  7. #1 – Ross Chastain
  8. #19-Martin Truex Jr
  9. #34-Michael McDowell
  10. #16 – E. J. Allmendinger
  11. #11-Denny Hamlin
  12. #5 – Kevin Harvick (Kyle Larson)
  13. #24-William Byron
  14. #8 – Kyle Busch
  15. #9-Chase Elliott
  16. #47-Ricky Stenhouse Jr
  17. #12-Ryan Blaney
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Open All-Star starting lineup

  1. #54-Ty Gibbs
  2. #48-Alex Bowman
  3. #14-Chase Briscoe
  4. #23-Bubba Wallace
  5. #10 – Noah Gragson
  6. #2 – Austin Cindric
  7. #4 – Josh Perry (right)
  8. #38 – Todd Gilliland
  9. #42-John Hunter Nemechek
  10. #77- Carson Hocevar (right)
  11. #43-Eric Jones
  12. #41-Ryan Bryce
  13. #7 – Corey Lajoie
  14. #31-Daniel Hemric
  15. #3-Austin Dillon
  16. #51-Justin Healy
  17. #21-Harrison Burton
  18. #15- Kaz Grala (right)
  19. #71 – Zane Smith (right)
  20. #66-Timmy Hill