Nemechek wins Xfinity pole in Phoenix

John Nemechek
John Nemechek

John Hunter Nemechek will start from the Xfinity pole at ISM Raceway beating Cole Custer and Austin Cindric in final round qualifying.

Nemechek is not a playoff driver and looks to play spoiler with a top speed of 133.482 mph.

It is Nemechek’s first Xfinity Series pole.

[adinserter name="GOOGLE AD"]“It feels good," Nemechek told NBCSN. “We came here with the mindset to try and qualify on the pole. … We unloaded not really good yesterday so we only got to do one mock (qualifying) run and it wasn’t that great."

The pole comes a day after Chip Ganassi Racing announced Ross Chastain will drive its No. 42 Xfinity car full-time next season.

The top five is completed by Cole Custer (playoffs), Austin Cindric (playoffs), Justin Allgaier (playoffs) and Ryan Preece.

Playoff drivers Elliott Sadler (sixth), Daniel Hemric (eighth) and Matt Tifft (10th) also qualified within in the top 12.

Tyler Reddick (14th) was the only playoff driver who made a qualifying attempt to not advance to final round.

View the full NASCAR Xfinity Series starting lineup for Phoenix at ISM Raceway below. The green will drop on the Whelen Trusted To Perform 200 in just two hours time.

Lineup

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 42 John Hunter Nemechek Fire Alarm Services Inc. Chevrolet 26.970 133.482
2 00 Cole Custer (P) Haas Automation Ford 26.987 133.398
3 22 Austin Cindric # (P) Discount Tire Ford 27.058 133.048
4 7 Justin Allgaier (P) BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet 27.081 132.935
5 18 Ryan Preece Rheem/Smurfit Kappa Toyota 27.121 132.738
6 1 Elliott Sadler (P) Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet 27.174 132.480
7 19 Brandon Jones Toyota Service Centers/Mobil 1 Toyota 27.216 132.275
8 21 Daniel Hemric (P) South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet 27.228 132.217
9 3 Shane Lee CIPT/Race to Give Chevrolet 27.230 132.207
10 2 Matt Tifft (P) Go Green Chevrolet 27.254 132.091
11 23 Spencer Gallagher ISM Connect Chevrolet 27.319 131.776
12 16 Ryan Reed Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford 27.479 131.009
13 5 Michael Annett Pilot Flying J Chevrolet 27.399 131.392
14 9 Tyler Reddick # (P) BurgerFi Chevrolet 27.414 131.320
15 11 Ryan Truex LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet 27.478 131.014
16 39 Ryan Sieg Lombard Brothers Chevrolet 27.487 130.971
17 36 Alex Labbe # Can-Am/Wholey/Cyclops Gear Chevrolet 27.710 129.917
18 51 Jeremy Clements RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet 27.719 129.875
19 38 JJ Yeley Iron Mountain Data Centers Chevrolet 27.928 128.903
20 8 Tommy Joe Martins Chevrolet 27.986 128.636
21 35 Joey Gase Donate Life Arizona/Sparks Chevrolet 28.006 128.544
22 40 Chad Finchum # Smithbilt Homes Toyota 28.151 127.882
23 4 Ross Chastain Flex Seal Chevrolet 27.723 129.856
24 52 David Starr Whataburger Chevrolet 28.124 128.005
25 93 Jeff Green RSS Racing Chevrolet 28.227 127.537
26 90 Donald Theetge MercedesBenzStNicolas/CircuitAcura Chev 28.294 127.235
27 0 Garrett Smithley Flex Tape Chevrolet 28.308 127.173
28 01 BJ McLeod Flex Glue Chevrolet 28.353 126.971
29 15 Quin Houff teamjdmotorsports.com Chevrolet 28.415 126.694
30 99 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet 28.566 126.024
31 13 Tyler Hill OCR Gaz Bar Toyota 28.624 125.769
32 76 Spencer Boyd # Grunt Style Chevrolet 28.649 125.659
33 66 Akinori Ogata Toyota 28.737 125.274
34 55 Bayley Currey(i) RollinSmokeBBQ/TouchedbyPros Toyota Owner Points
35 89 Morgan Shepherd Visone RV Chevrolet Owner Points
36 74 Mike Harmon Veterans 4 Child Rescue Chevrolet Owner Points
37 78 Vinnie Miller # CorvetteParts.net/JWTransport Chev Owner Points
38 20 Christopher Bell # (P) GameStop Just Cause 4 Toyota Owner Points
39 60 Ty Majeski Ford Ford Owner Points
40 45 Josh Bilicki # Prevagen Toyota Owner Points

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