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Daniel Hemric Claims Dover Xfinity Pole

The final stop of the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Dash 4 Cash is at Dover International Speedway and Daniel Hemric will lead the field to the green flag Saturday, May 15.

He achieved the pole after coming home fourth at Darlington Raceway last week.

Justin Allgaier, who conquered the Lady in Black, starts next to Hemric in row one. Allgaier’s JR Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson now lines up third after his Darlington post-race penalty was rescinded. Hemric’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton rounds out the top five positions.

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Josh Berry begins sixth, AJ Allmendinger is seventh and Jeremy Clements lines up eighth. Allmendinger’s Kaulig Racing cohort Justin Haley and Our Motorsports’ Brett Moffitt claim the final two spots in the top 10.

NASCAR added four weighted performance-based categories to form the lineup: driver’s and car owner’s finishing position (25% each), fastest lap from previous race (15%) and team owner’s points ranking (35%).

Xfinity Dover Lineup

The Drydene 200 runs on May 15 at 1:30 p.m. ET with coverage from FS1 and MRN radio.

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Joy Tomlinson

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised watching motorsports and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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Robert B

How did he “claim” the pole? It was given to him in some sort of convoluted way I’ll never understand.

Bring back practice and qualifying.

At the very least a practice session with lineups set with practice speeds.

This applies to Trucks and Cup too.


It’s not convoluted. The starting position is based on previous finishing position 50%; points position 35%; and fastest lap time 15%. These are all data that are available to anyone. If you can’t figure it out, you have only yourself to blame.

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