No. 5 Nascar Camaro Starting On Front Row For Darlington 2022 Spring Race2
The No. 5 Nascar Camaro ZL1 driven by Kyle Larson will start on the front row next to the No. 22 Nascar Ford Mustang of Joey Logano at Darlington Raceway. However, Larson’s No. 5 team was penalized for failing pre-qualifying inspection and has lost pit selection for Sunday’s race.
Larson’s No. 5 Camaro laid down a best qualifying lap time of 28.887 seconds, topping out at 170.236 mph around the one-mile asphalt oval speedway. He was bested only by Logano’s time of 28.805 seconds in the No. 22 Nascar Mustang, whose top speed was 170.72 mph.
Three Toyota teams account for the rest of the top five. The No. 20 Toyota TRD Camry of Christopher Bell will start third, the No. 19 Camry of Martin Truex Jr. will start fourth, and Kyle Busch’s No. 18 Camry will start fifth.
The Cup Series sanctioning body did not specify what caused Larson’s No. 5 Camaro to fail inspection, which caused him to lose pit selection and have his car chief ejected, but will get to keep his starting position. Alex Bowman, driver of the No. 48 Nascar Camaro, was also penalized for failing pre-qualifying inspection, along with the Ford teams of Kevin Harvick in the No. 4 Mustang and Michael McDowell in the No. 34 Mustang.
Dover winner Chase Elliott’s No. 9 Camaro suffered damage in practice ahead of Sunday’s race, as an issue with the car’s left rear tire caused him to spin, critically damaging his No. 9 machine. He will move to a backup car as a result, and will start 34th when the green flag drops on May 8th at 3 p.m. ET.
|1||22||Joey Logano||Shell Pennzoil Ford||28.805||170.72||Ford Mustang|
|2||5||Kyle Larson||Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet||28.887||170.236||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|3||20||Christopher Bell||SiriusXM Toyota||28.958||169.818||Toyota TRD Camry|
|4||19||Martin Truex Jr.||Auto-Owners Insurance Toyota||29.048||169.292||Toyota TRD Camry|
|5||18||Kyle Busch||M&M's Toyota||29.061||169.216||Toyota TRD Camry|
|6||45||Kurt Busch||McDonald's Throwback Toyota||29.077||169.123||Toyota TRD Camry|
|7||12||Ryan Blaney||Advance Auto Parts Ford||29.106||168.955||Ford Mustang|
|8||1||Ross Chastain||Coca-Cola Chevrolet||29.126||168.839||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|9||24||William Byron||Axalta Chevrolet||29.161||168.636||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|10||8||Tyler Reddick||3CHI Chevrolet||29.193||168.451||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|11||43||Erik Jones||FOCUSfactor Chevrolet||29.125||168.845||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|12||10||Aric Almirola||Haas Automation/Smithfield Ford||29.146||168.723||Ford Mustang|
|13||14||Chase Briscoe||Mahindra Tractors Ford||29.153||168.682||Ford Mustang|
|14||3||Austin Dillon||Huk Performance Fishing Chevrolet||29.198||168.422||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|15||48||Alex Bowman||Ally Throwback Chevrolet||29.221||168.29||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|16||34||Michael McDowell||Navage Nasal Care Ford||29.343||167.59||Ford Mustang|
|17||23||Bubba Wallace||MoneyLion Toyota||29.349||167.556||Toyota TRD Camry|
|18||17||Chris Buescher||Socios.com Ford||29.359||167.499||Ford Mustang|
|19||2||Austin Cindric #||Menards/Libman Ford||29.381||167.373||Ford Mustang|
|20||99||Daniel Suarez||Coca-Cola Chevrolet||29.384||167.356||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|21||42||Ty Dillon||Petty GMS Chevrolet||29.411||167.203||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|22||11||Denny Hamlin||FedEx Express Toyota||29.431||167.089||Toyota TRD Camry|
|23||6||Brad Keselowski||Socios.com Ford||29.437||167.055||Ford Mustang|
|24||16||Daniel Hemric(i)||AGI by Athletic Greens Chevrolet||29.475||166.84||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|25||21||Harrison Burton #||DEX Imaging Ford||29.481||166.806||Ford Mustang|
|26||47||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||Kroger/Nature Valley Chevrolet||29.555||166.388||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|27||38||Todd Gilliland #||Black's Tire Ford||29.599||166.141||Ford Mustang|
|28||41||Cole Custer||HaasTooling.com Ford||29.661||165.793||Ford Mustang|
|29||31||Justin Haley||LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet||29.662||165.788||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|30||7||Corey LaJoie||Stacking Pennies Chevrolet||29.838||164.81||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|31||51||Cody Ware||Nurtec ODT Ford||30.054||163.625||Ford Mustang|
|32||15||JJ Yeley(i)||Ollie's Bargain Outlet Ford||30.191||162.883||Ford Mustang|
|33||77||Landon Cassill(i)||Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet||30.367||161.939||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|34||9||Chase Elliott||NAPA Chevrolet||0||0||Chevrolet Camaro ZL1|
|35||4||Kevin Harvick||Rheem Chasing a Cure Ford||0||0||Ford Mustang|
|36||78||BJ McLeod||Ford||0||0||Ford Mustang|
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver
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I’ll still put my money on the Camaro teams to WIN again..
nascar needs to kick toyota out they are not an American company and they line nascars pockets to run cheated up cars