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Kyle Busch on Pole for All-Star Race, Tyler Reddick Won Open Pole

Kyle Busch won the pole for Sunday’s (May 22) All-Star Race. Also, Tyler Reddick is on the pole for the All-Star Open after posting a fast lap of 186.981 mph in qualifying.

All-Star Race

Qualifying for the main event featured a knockout-style bracket for the eight quickest drivers from round one. The fastest driver of round one, William Byron, went against Aric Almirola, who was eighth-quickest. It started with a simultaneous pit stop, and who ever got off pit road first likely had the advantage on the track.

Byron, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch advanced to the next round of the bracket. Then, Blaney overtook Byron while Busch beat Larson after the latter stalled when the lights went green.

In the final round of the bracket, Busch topped Blaney to win the pole for Sunday’s Race. Blaney will join the No. 18 on the front row, while Byron and Larson make up the second row. Kurt Busch and Ross Chastain line up fifth and sixth, and the final drivers to make the top eight were Martin Truex Jr. and Aric Almirola.

Joey Logano and AJ Allmendinger start ninth and 10th, respectively.

All-Star Race Starting Lineup

Four drivers will be added to the ASR lineup after the Open event: Two stage winners, the race winner and the fan vote winner.

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All-Star Open

Reddick’s time bested Daniel Suarez by four hundredths of a second to take the top spot in the Open race. Unfortunately, Reddick will have to drop to the rear after the team made some changes to the car. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. slots in third, Erik Jones is fourth and Chris Buescher rounds out the top five.

Justin Haley, Austin Dillon, Corey LaJoie, Harrison Burton and Cole Custer completes the top 10.

All-Star Open Starting Lineup

The All-Star Open airs Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET, with the Race following at 8 p.m. Both events will air on FS1.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor while continuing to write daily fantasy and news articles. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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