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Christopher Bell Wins Xfinity Series Pole at ISM Raceway

Christopher Bell won the pole for the 2019 Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200. He will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag later today (Saturday, Nov. 9) at ISM Raceway.

It’s the sixth pole this season Bell and 12th career Xfinity pole in 73 starts.

After locking himself into the Championship 4 with his win at Texas Motor Speedway, Bell won the pole with a time of 132.450 mph.

The playoff drivers swept the top five fastest qualifiers. Cole Custer, Chase Briscoe, Tyler Reddick and Justin Allgaier will start second through fifth, respectively.

Rounding out the playoff drivers qualifying spots were Austin Cindric in seventh, Michael Annett in ninth place and Noah Gragson 12th — each will likely have to win the race in order to advance to the championship at Homestead.

The top non-playoff driver was Zane Smith. He will start his 10th career race from sixth position.

Thirty-eight drivers were entered for the race, so the Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 will be a full field with no drivers failing to make the race.

Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 Starting Lineup

The Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 is the final race in the Xfinity Series Round of 8. The race consists of 200 laps with the first stage ending at lap 45 and the second stage at lap 90.

The race will take place today at 3:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by NBC.

About the author

Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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