Tuesday, Nov 29

NCS: Joey Logano to start on pole for Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

NCS: Joey Logano to start on pole for Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway Speedway Digest Photo

After starting on the pole in spring event at Darlington Raceway Joey Logano was able to sweep the poles in 2022 to start on the front row once again for tomorrow night’s Southern 500. The last time the pole was swept at Darlington was back in 1992 when Sterling Marlin was able to do it.

“It’s obviously nice to start up front.  We got a taste of what that first pit stall means here at Darlington and it’s nice, for sure.  It’s definitely really close to that pit out line and you don’t have to get all the way back up to speed, so there are definitely spots available in the pit stall.  You can let the pit stall do the work and feel really good about that.  It’s nice to be able to get that, but it’s just a start." Said Logano

Logano with a lap time of 29.181 at 168.521 mph was good enough to take it over Christopher Bell who was tracking at one point to run for the pole but lost it on the final lap to end up second with a lap time of 29.190 at 168.469 mph.

Byron, Reddick, Ky. Busch, Cindric Larson Wallace Blaney and McDowell would round out the top-10.

Suarez was the only playoff driver that was unable to qualify due to multiple failures to start in 36th. Suarez will also be penalized with a pass-through penalty tomorrow night once the green flag falls further putting the driver of the No. 99 at a disadvantage.

Former Southern 500 winners Hamlin, Truex and Harvick will start 10th, 17th, and 18th respectively.

Full starting lineup for tomorrow night’s Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway: https://www.speedwaydigest.com/index.php/news/nascar-cup-series-news/72601-cook-out-southern-500-starting-lineup-at-darlington-raceway

Tomorrow night’s Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway will roll off just at 6:00 p.m. on USA Network.

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