Starting Lineups: 2023 NASCAR All-Star Heat Races at North Wilkesboro Speedway
With the second and third-fastest times in Friday's Pit Crew Challenge at North Wilkesboro Speedway, Daniel Suarez and Chris Buescher will start on pole for Saturday's two heat races.
After strong performances in Friday's Pit Crew Challenge at North Wilkesboro, Daniel Suarez and Chris Buescher have earned the pole for Saturday's two heat races.
Suarez will lead the field to the green flag in Heat #1, driving the No. 99 Trackhouse Motorplex Chevrolet Camaro for Trackhouse Racing.
Directly behind Suarez, who ranked 32nd in the NASCAR Cup Series' only practice at the 0.625-mile track, will be Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and Chase Briscoe.
Here is the full starting lineup for Heat #1, including each driver's final position in the Pit Crew Challenge (PCC):
|1||99||Daniel Suarez||Trackhouse Racing||2nd|
|2||9||Chase Elliott||Hendrick Motorsports||4th|
|3||22||Joey Logano||Team Penske||7th|
|4||11||Denny Hamlin||Joe Gibbs Racing||10th|
|5||14||Chase Briscoe||Stewart-Haas Racing||15th|
|6||47||Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.||JTG Daugherty Racing||20th|
|7||2||Austin Cindric||Team Penske||22nd|
|8||29||Kevin Harvick||Stewart-Haas Racing||24th|
|9||12||Ryan Blaney||Team Penske||29th|
|10||20||Christopher Bell||Joe Gibbs Racing||32nd|
|11||43||Erik Jones||LEGACY MOTOR CLUB||37th|
Meanwhile, Chris Buescher will start Heat #2 from the lead on Saturday, putting his No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang for RFK Racing third-place overall in the pit crew competition.
Austin Dillon, William Byron, Ross Chastain, and Kyle Larson will round out the top-five starters, as the 10-car field embarks on the final 60-lap heat on Saturday.
Here is the full starting lineup for Heat #2, including each driver's final position in the Pit Crew Challenge (PCC):
|1||17||Chris Buescher||RFK Racing||3rd|
|2||3||Austin Dillon||Richard Childress Racing||6th|
|3||24||William Byron||Hendrick Motorsports||8th|
|4||1||Ross Chastain||Trackhouse Racing||13th|
|5||5||Kyle Larson||Hendrick Motorsports||16th|
|6||19||Martin Truex, Jr.||Joe Gibbs Racing||21st|
|7||23||Bubba Wallace||23XI Racing||23rd|
|8||6||Brad Keselowski||RFK Racing||26th|
|9||8||Kyle Busch||Richard Childress Racing||31st|
|10||45||Tyler Reddick||23XI Racing||35th|
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