Saturday, April 1, 2023

Christopher Bell Dominates Qualifying, Captures Third Career Pole at Kansas

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Christopher Bell’s Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota has come to Kansas Speedway with some speed, dominating Saturday’s single-car qualifying session at the 1.5-mile intermediate facility.

Bell – who secured the first two pole positions of his NASCAR Cup Series career at Las Vegas and Talladega — was once again the fastest qualifier in the second round from Kansas, posting a time of 30.071 seconds (179.575mph).

The Norman, Oklahoma-native edged out Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick for the top spot, as the third-year drivers will share the front row for Sunday’s AdventHealth 400.

Kyle Larson will start Sunday’s 400-mile contest from third-place, with Austin Cindric – one of the most consistent drivers when it comes to qualifying this season — starting in fourth place. Kurt Busch rounded out the top five.

Kyle Busch, Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, Martin Truex Jr, and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top-10 in Saturday’s qualifying session.

Other notables in qualifying include: Ross Chastain (11th), William Byron (13th), Chase Elliott (14th), Denny Hamlin (18th), Austin Dillon (21st), Kevin Harvick (23rd), Brad Keselowski (30th).

Joey Logano, Chris Buescher, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. did not take time in Saturday’s session and will start 34th, 35th, and 36th, respectively.

Joseph Srigley
Joseph Srigley
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