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Starting Lineup: NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

Joe Gibbs Racing's Christopher Bell will lead the field to the green in Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series Playoff opener at Darlington Raceway.


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Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Christopher Bell and Denny Hamlin will lead the field to the green flag on Sunday to kick off the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs with the Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Bell was fastest in the second round of qualifying with a fast-lap of 29.065 seconds, topping his teammate's time of 29.091. Tyler Reddick, Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five.

Starting Lineup: NASCAR Cup Series Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington

120Christopher Bell (P)Yahoo! Toyota29.065169.193
211Denny Hamlin (P)Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota29.091169.042
345Tyler Reddick (P)Jordan Brand Toyota29.103168.972
412Ryan Blaney (P)Menards/Richmond Water Heaters Ford29.224168.273
56Brad Keselowski (P)Solomon Plumbing Ford29.232168.227
622Joey Logano (P)Shell Pennzoil Ford29.245168.152
74Kevin Harvick (P)Mobil 1 Take 5 Ford29.249168.129
817Chris Buescher (P)BuildSubmarines.com Ford29.278167.962
934Michael McDowell (P)StageFront.VIP Ford29.290167.893
1010Aric AlmirolaSmithfield Ford29.406167.231
118Kyle Busch (P)McLaren Custom Grills Chevrolet29.030169.397
1214Chase BriscoeHighPoint.com/Lady in Black Ford29.034169.374
139Chase Elliott (P)NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet29.095169.019
142Austin CindricDiscount Tire Ford29.108168.943
1542Carson Hocevar(i)Sunseeker Resort Chevrolet29.154168.677
1616AJ AllmendingerAction Industries Chevrolet29.168168.596
1754Ty Gibbs #Monster Energy Toyota29.192168.457
185Kyle Larson (P)HendrickCars.com Chevrolet29.200168.411
1923Bubba Wallace (P)McDonald's Toyota29.206168.376
2043Erik JonesAllegiant Chevrolet29.215168.324
2199Daniel SuarezFreeway.com Chevrolet29.236168.204
227Corey LaJoieGainbridge Chevrolet29.252168.112
2324William Byron (P)Liberty University Chevrolet29.256168.089
2448Alex BowmanAlly Chevrolet29.284167.928
2547Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P)Boost by Kroger/Irish Spring Chevrolet29.299167.842
2677Ty DillonRaze Energy Blue Shock Chevrolet29.306167.802
271Ross Chastain (P)Unishippers Chevrolet29.337167.625
283Austin DillonMorgan & Morgan Chevrolet29.410167.208
2931Justin HaleyLeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet29.447166.998
3038Todd GillilandQuincy Compressor Ford29.452166.970
3119Martin Truex Jr. (P)Bass Pro Shops Toyota29.462166.913
3221Harrison BurtonMotorcraft/Quick Lane Ford29.477166.828
3315JJ Yeley(i)Ollie's Bargain Outlet Ford29.478166.823
3441Ryan PreeceHaasTooling.com Ford29.574166.281
3551Ryan NewmanParts Plus/Biohaven Ford29.711165.514
3678BJ McLeodAffliction Chevrolet29.989163.980

Photo Courtesy: Tyson Gifford, Racing America

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