Gibbs on pole for Open, All-Star qualifying postponed to Saturday

Ty Gibbs and Alex Bowman will start on the front row of the NASCAR All-Star Open by points after rain ended Friday’s qualifying session early.

NASCAR set the field by the rule book (driver points) since the session was not run to completion.

Gibbs and Bowman will be on the front row with Chase Briscoe starting third and Bubba Wallace starting fourth. Noah Gragson will start fifth.

The top two finishers in the All-Star Open will advance into the All-Star Race. The NASCAR All-Star Open field has 20 drivers.

Sunday’s All-Star Open will be 100 laps with one chance at overtime if needed. All laps – green and caution – will count. There will be an All-Star caution at or around lap 50 with a mandatory four-tire pit stop.


In addition to the top two finishers, a third driver will advance into the NASCAR All-Star Race via the fan vote.

As rain continued to fall into the evening, NASCAR made the call to postpone qualifying for the All-Star Race (including the Pit Crew Challenge) to Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. ET following CRAFTSMAN Truck Series qualifying at 10:30 a.m. ET (FS1).


Story originally appeared on Racer