Justin Allgaier begins on the pole in Saturday’s (Aug. 7) NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Watkins Glen International.
The No. 7 JR Motorsports driver took the position after finishing runner up to Christopher Bell at New Hampshire Motor Speedway three weeks ago.
Points leader Austin Cindric slots next to Allgaier on the front row. Joe Gibbs Racing cohorts Daniel Hemric and Harrison Burton make up the second row, and Justin Haley rounds out the top five.
Haley’s Kaulig Racing teammate AJ Allmendinger begins sixth and Myatt Snider is seventh. Jeb Burton, Brett Moffitt and Riley Herbst complete the top 10 starters.
As expected, the No. 13 of David Starr did not qualify for the event.
Four performance-based categories were weighted and added to form the lineup: driver’s and car owner’s finishing position from New Hampshire (25% each), fastest lap (15%) and team owner’s points ranking (35%).
The Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 airs Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. ET on CNBC and the Motor Racing Network radio.
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