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Justin Allgaier Holds Pole for Xfinity Race at Talladega

The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ second race in the Round of 12 is at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend and Justin Allgaier is on the pole.

Allgaier finished second to his JR Motorsports teammate Josh Berry, who was filling in for Michael Annett in the No. 1 last week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Austin Cindric starts in second next to Allgaier on the front row, while Berry and Noah Gragson make up the second row in third and fourth, respectively. Kaulig Racing’s AJ Allmendinger rounds out the top five.

Joe Gibbs Racing cohorts Daniel Hemric and Brandon Jones begin sixth and seventh, respectively, and Justin Haley slots in eighth. Harrison Burton and Myatt Snider complete the top 10.

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All playoff contenders are guaranteed a spot up front but two cars are also competing for the owner’s title- JGR’s No. 54, driven by John Hunter Nemechek, and JRM’s No. 8, driven by Sam Mayer. Nemechek and Mayer start 11th and 12th. Riley Herbst is 13th, Jeb Burton is 14th and Jeremy Clements is 15th.

As expected, Timmy Hill did not qualify for the race.

A performance metrics formula was used to set the lineup: 25% each of driver’s and car owner’s finishing position from the previous race, 15% of the driver’s fastest lap ranking and 35% of the team owner’s rank in points.

Xfinity Lineup for Talladega

The Sparks 300 will air on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.

About the author

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 as a motorsports fan 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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