Things are going very well these days for NASCAR driver Kyle Larson. Not only has the 28-year-old driver won two cup series races in a row, but he also had luck on his side going into an upcoming race.
That luck was with him in the drawing for the NASCAR All-Star Race that will be held at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 13. According to Fox News, Larson won the pole position for Sunday’s race thanks to a random draw.
Being in the pole position is pretty much always the place you want to be when starting a race. But, starting there for the $1 million exhibition race makes it even better.
Because it is an all-star race, only a handful of NASCAR drivers will be able to compete at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. To qualify for the race, drivers must have won the all-star event or a series championship within the last decade. Drivers who won races in 2020 and 2021 are also going to be included.
While most of the field for Sunday’s race has been set, there is a chance for other drivers to compete. There are four spots still to be filled. Two of the spots will go to the winners of All-Star Open qualifying races. A final open round will take place on Sunday before the main event. The driver getting the final spot will be decided by the fans, who get to vote on which driver they want to see compete.
Kyle Busch will be starting next to Kyle Larson in the front row on Sunday. The remaining started in the top 10 include, as listed from No. 3 to No. 10 are Christopher Bell, Cole Custer, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, William Byron, Brad Keselowski, and Martin Truex Jr.
Twenty-one drivers are expected to compete in the NASCAR All-Star Race.
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While being on the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR All-Star Race is a great place for Kyle Larson to be, he will still have a lot of work ahead of him to get his third consecutive victory.
The format for Sunday’s race is different than your typical NASCAR race. The all-star event will consist of six stages. At times, the field will be “inverted.” This could include some of the drivers or all of them when the race has to restart.
Even so, Larson goes into the all-star event with the momentum of two consecutive victories behind him. The first took place on May 31 in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The second came on June 6 at the Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota Save Mart 350.