Larson secures pole position for Cup race at Richmond

Kyle Larson secured the pole position for the NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway, with a lap of 120.332 mph. This marks his 17th career Cup pole and his first of the season. Chase Elliott earned the second starting position with a lap of 120.321 mph, his best starting position this year. Ross Chastain, despite being the slowest in practice, qualified third with a lap of 120.059 mph. Behind him were Alex Bowman, Bubba Wallace, Todd Gilliland, Martin Truex Jr., Ty Gibbs, Austin Cindric, and Joey Logano.

Larson, the only driver with a Next Gen Richmond win to advance to the second round of qualifying, showcased his speed on the track. Denny Hamlin qualified 11th, while Chris Buescher qualified 14th. The race is set to begin at 7:15 p.m. ET on Easter Sunday, with Fox providing coverage starting at 7 p.m. Pre-race coverage will kick off on FS1 at 5:30 p.m. before switching to Fox at 6 p.m.

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