NASCAR lineup at Daytona: Starting order, pole for Coke Zero Sugar 400 based on qualifying results

The Big One beckons.

NASCAR’s favorite monstrosity plays host to the final race of the regular season calendar, the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

LIVE: NASCAR returns to Daytona as Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott look to clinch final playoff spot

Chaos finds comfort at Daytona International, swallowing up Cup Series pros with her clammy hands. Even the most skilled of drivers are thrown off by the smell of burnt rubber and smoldering debris, remnants of a race that grinds Transformer-like chariots into sawdust.

Bubba Wallace is clinging to his first playoff appearance, taking advantage of less-than-stellar years from the likes of Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman. He’s a noted superspeedway enthusiast and has finished second at the harrowing colosseum that is Daytona on three separate occasions.

But the stakes are as high as they’ve ever been. And with a field of saboteurs willing to do anything it takes to send him down the phantom realm, he better be wary.

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With that, here’s what you need to know about the starting lineup and pole-sitter for the Saturday’s race at Daytona.

Who won the pole for Daytona in 2023?

Chase Briscoe took the pole for Saturday’s race, blazing past the rest of the field with the fastest lap time in qualifying. He outpaced Aric Almirola, who will join him in the front row. It’s the second career pole and first of the season for Briscoe.

MORE: Updated points, scenarios as drivers chase Cup Series championship

NASCAR at Daytona starting lineup 2023

Leading the field for Saturday night’s race are Chase Briscoe and Aric Almirola. Below is the rest of the starting lineup for the race

Starting pos. Driver Car No. Team
1 Chase Briscoe 14 Stewart-Haas Racing
2 Aric Almirola 10 Stewart-Haas Racing
3 Harrison Burton 21 Wood Brothers Racing
4 Bubba Wallace 23 23XI Racing
5 Ty Gibbs 54 Joe Gibbs Racing
6 Riley Herbst 36 Rick Ware Racing
7 Kyle Larson 5 Hendrick Motorsports
8 Ryan Blaney 12 Team Penske
9 Ryan Preece 41 Stewart-Haas Racing
10 Kevin Harvick 4 Stewart-Haas Racing
11 Chris Buescher 17 RFK Racing
12 Brad Keselowski 6 RFK Racing
13 Martin Truex Jr. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing
14 Joey Logano 22 Team Penske
15 Christopher Bell 20 Joe Gibbs Racing
16 Austin Cindric 2 Team Penske
17 A.J. Allmendinger 16 Kaulig Racing
18 Kyle Busch 8 Richard Childress Racing
19 Denny Hamlin 11 Joe Gibbs Racing
20 Tyler Reddick 45 23XI Racing
21 Austin Dillon 3 Richard Childress Racing
22 Daniel Suarez 99 Trackhouse Racing
23 Chase Elliott 9 Hendrick Motorsports
24 Erik Jones 43 LEGACY Motor Club
25 Ross Chastain 1 Trackhouse Racing
26 Austin Hill 62 Beard Motorsports
27 William Byron 24 Hendrick Motorsports
28 Justin Haley 31 Kaulig Racing
29 Josh Berry 42 Hendrick Motorsports
30 Ty Dillon 77 Spite Motorsports
31 Alex Bowman 48 Hendrick Motorsports
32 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing
33 J.J. Yeley 51 Rick Ware Racing
34 Brennan Poole 15 Rick Ware Racing
35 Todd Gilliland 38 Rick Ware Racing
36 Chandler Smith 13 Kaulig Racing

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