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Erik Jones Wins 1st XFINITY Pole At Pocono

Erik Jones will lead the XFINITY Series field to the inaugural green flag at Pocono Raceway, winning the pole for the Pocono Green 250.

Ripping off a lap time of 51.158 seconds, Jones grabbed his fifth pole of 2016 and eighth of his XFINITY career. Behind the 20-year-old are Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez to give them a sweep of the top-3 spots.

The highest non-JGR driver was Kyle Larson, who lines up fourth for Chip Ganassi Racing. Joey Logano completes the top-5 starters while Elliott Sadler, Paul Menard, Ty Dillon, Justin Allgaier and Alex Bowman round out the top-10 finishers.

JJ Yeley brought his No. 44 TriStar Motorsports entry to an 11th-place effort, his best non-plate start in 2016.

There was only incident throughout the two rounds of single-car qualifying. Darrell Wallace, Jr. spun his No. 6 Ford as he exited Turn 1 during his green-flag lap. Experiencing no damage, Wallace will keep his primary car but start 40th on the field.

View today’s starting lineup here.

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