Erik Jones On Xfinity Pole at Bristol

Erik Jones captured the pole for Friday night’s Food City 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Jones barely edged his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for his series-leading seventh pole of the season and his second in a row at Bristol.

Jones turned in a lap of 15.002 seconds (127.903 mph) around the half mile bullring on his second lap of the third round. Kyle Busch held onto the second spot with a lap of 15.041 seconds (127.571 mph), while Daniel Suarez took third with a lap of 15.173 seconds (126.461 mph) to give JGR a sweep of the top three positions.

Brandon Jones – no relation to Erik – was fourth, running 15.191 seconds (126.312 mph. Austin Dillon rounded out the top five with a time of 15.244 seconds (125.872 mph).

Timmy Hill was the lone driver to fail to make the field.

Qualifying Results

Pos. # Driver Make Sponsor Time Lap Behind
1 20 Erik Jones Toyota Reser’s 127.903 15.002 Leader
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Tunity 127.571 15.041 –0.039
3 19 Daniel Suarez Toyota Arris 126.461 15.173 –0.171
4 33 Brandon Jones Chevy Nexteer 126.312 15.191 –0.189
5 2 Austin Dillon Chevy Rheem 125.872 15.244 –0.242
6 6 Darrell Wallace Jr Ford LoudMouth Exhaust 125.782 15.255 –0.253
7 42 Kyle Larson Chevy ENEOS 125.675 15.268 –0.266
8 7 Justin Allgaier Chevy Brandt 125.518 15.287 –0.285
9 88 Regan Smith Chevy Dale's Pale Ale 125.330 15.310 –0.308
10 3 Ty Dillon Chevy Bass Pro Shops 125.117 15.336 –0.334
11 22 Brad Keselowski Ford Discount Tire 124.954 15.356 –0.354
12 51 Jeremy Clements Chevy RepairableVehicles.com 124.202 15.449 –0.447
13 48 Brennan Poole Chevy DC Solar 124.824 15.372 –0.370
14 62 Brendan Gaughan Chevy South Point 124.662 15.392 –0.390
15 1 Elliott Sadler Chevy OneMain 124.638 15.395 –0.393
16 4 Ross Chastain Chevy FlexSeal 124.614 15.398 –0.396
17 11 Blake Koch Chevy LeafFilter Gutter Protection 124.605 15.399 –0.397
18 01 Ryan Preece Chevy Flex Seal Liquid 124.597 15.400 –0.398
19 44 J.J. Yeley Toyota Zachry 124.573 15.403 –0.401
20 24 Corey Lajoie Toyota Youtheory 124.395 15.425 –0.423
21 60 Gray Gaulding Ford Krispy Kreme 124.275 15.440 –0.438
22 16 Ryan Reed Ford Lilly Diabetes Association 123.674 15.515 –0.513
23 39 Ryan Sieg Chevy RSS Racing 123.071 15.591 –0.589
24 10 Matt DiBenedetto Toyota TBD 124.630 15.396 –0.394
25 90 Mario Gosselin Chevy BuckedUp Apparel 123.229 15.571 –0.569
26 78 B J McLeod Ford Short Traxs Construction 122.913 15.611 –0.609
27 15 Travis Kvapil Ford High Country Grizzlies 122.905 15.612 –0.610
28 07 Ray Black Jr Chevy ScubaLife 122.349 15.683 –0.681
29 28 Dakoda Armstrong Toyota Winfield Be Greater 122.053 15.721 –0.719
30 93 David Starr Chevy Massimo Motors 121.952 15.734 –0.732
31 52 Joey Gase Chevy Donate Life TN 121.852 15.747 –0.745
32 46 Brandon Gdovic Chevy Pitt Ohio 121.736 15.762 –0.760
33 89 Morgan Shepherd Chevy TBD 121.052 15.851 –0.849
34 13 Harrison Rhodes Chevy Tredwear.com 120.619 15.908 –0.906
35 70 Derrike Cope Chevy E-hydrate 120.354 15.943 –0.941
36 14 Hermie Sadler Toyota Virginia Lottery 120.233 15.959 –0.957
37 97 T.J. Bell Chevy Vroom Brands 119.813 16.015 –1.013
38 0 Garrett Smithley Chevy Flex Shot 119.440 16.065 –1.063
39 25 Camden Murphy Chevy Lilly Trucking 119.247 16.091 –1.089
40 74 Mike Harmon Dodge TruckersFinalMile.org 114.078 16.820 –1.818


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