The Cup Series returns to the ‘Dega for the YellaWood 500. And it promises to be nothing if not a chaotic affair.
Talladega tends to bring the heat. When the playoffs come around, it gets especially fiery.
April’s race proved an enthralling affair, with Kyle Busch stealing a march on Ryan Blaney to capture his second win of the season.
What could this version of the race at the ‘Dega have in store? Only time will tell.
With that, here’s what you need to know about the starting lineup for Sunday’s race at Talladega.
Who won the pole for Talladega in 2023?
Aric Almirola took the pole for Sunday’s race, blazing past the rest of the field with the fastest lap time in qualifying. He outpaced Joey Logano, who will join him in the front row. It’s the sixth career pole and second of the season for Almirola.
NASCAR at Talladega starting lineup 2023
Leading the field for Sunday night’s race are playoff drivers Aric Almirola and Joey Logano. Below is the rest of the starting lineup for the race:
|Starting pos.||Driver||Car No.||Team|
|1||Aric Almirola||10||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|2||Joey Logano||22||Team Penske|
|3||Chase Briscoe||14||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|4||Kyle Larson (P)||5||Hendrick Motorsports|
|5||Brad Keselowski (P)||6||RFK Racing|
|6||Riley Herbst||36||Front Row Motorsports|
|7||Austin Cindric||2||Team Penske|
|8||William Byron (P)||24||Hendrick Motorsports|
|9||Bubba Wallace (P)||23||23XI Racing|
|10||Ryan Blaney (P)||12||Team Penske|
|11||Kevin Harvick||4||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|12||Denny Hamlin (P)||11||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|13||Tyler Reddick (P)||45||23XI Racing|
|14||Austin Dillon||3||Richard Childress Racing|
|15||Christopher Bell (P)||20||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|16||Martin Truex Jr. (P)||19||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|17||Todd Gilliland||38||Front Row Motorsports|
|18||Michael McDowell||34||Front Row Motorsports|
|19||Ryan Preece||41||Stewart-Haas Racing|
|20||Alex Bowman||48||Hendrick Motorsports|
|21||Harrison Burton||21||Wood Brothers Racing|
|22||Ty Gibbs||54||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|23||Chase Elliott||9||Hendrick Motorpsorts|
|24||Chris Buescher (P)||17||RFK Racing|
|25||Kyle Busch (P)||8||Richard Childress Racing|
|26||Erik Jones||43||Legacy Motor Club|
|27||JJ Yeley||51||Rick Ware Racing|
|28||Daniel Suarez||99||Trackhouse Racing|
|29||Brennan Poole||15||Rick Ware Racing|
|30||Justin Haley||31||Kaulig Racing|
|31||AJ Allmendinger||16||Kaulig Racing|
|32||Ross Chastain (P)||1||Trackhouse Racing|
|33||Ty Dillon||77||Spire Motorsports|
|34||Chandler Smith||13||Kaulig Racing|
|35||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||JTG Daugherty Racing|
|36||Corey Lajoie||7||Spire Motorsports|
|37||BJ McLeod||78||Live Fast Motorsports|
|38||Carson Hocevar||42||Legacy Motor Club|
(P) = Playoff driver