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Xfinity Qualifying at Richmond Rained Out, Riley Herbst on Pole

Qualifying for Friday night’s (April 12) ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway was postponed due to weather, granting the pole to Riley Herbst, who’s making his second career start for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Herbst is driving the No. 18 Toyota, which has won three races this season with Kyle Busch and sits first in the owner’s standings. Behind Herbst is championship points leader Tyler Reddick, with two-time defending Richmond winner Christopher Bell, Cole Custer and Austin Cindric round out the top five.

Daytona winner Michael Annett will start sixth, as Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones, Chase Briscoe and Zane Smith fill the top 10.

Because qualifying was rained out, Josh Williams failed to qualify based on points. Morgan Shepherd was originally in the starting lineup but withdrew, meaning Kaz Grala will start shotgun.

The green flag is scheduled to fly shortly after 7 p.m. ET tonight. Rain has been on the radar all day.

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