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Ty Gibbs Wins Xfinity Pole at Martinsville

Can anyone beat Ty Gibbs? On Thursday (April 7), Gibbs won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway.

Gibbs will lead the field to the green flag for the Call 811 Before You Dig 250 in his third start at Martinsville. Gibbs has one top five there already, fourth place in this race one year ago.

Gibbs is already a three-time Xfinity winner this year, including the most recent race at Richmond Raceway.

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JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson will start second and third, respectively. Gragson won the most recent Xfinity race at Martinsville.

Gibbs’ teammate Ryan Truex will start fourth, followed by Sheldon Creed, who posted the fastest time in the practice session preceding qualifying.

Brett Moffitt, Landon Cassill, Ryan Sieg, Daniel Hemric and defending spring Martinsville race winner Josh Berry round out the top 10.

For his lone Xfinity start of the year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 30th.

Prior to qualifying, it was announced Alpha Prime Racing switched crew chiefs for its two entries.

Howie DiSavino III will start 22nd whereas his teammate Ryan Ellis failed to qualify.

Ellis was joined by Harrison Rhodes, Chad Finchum, Josh Williams and Ronnie Bassett Jr. as the drivers who failed to qualify for this 200 lap race.

Xfinity Qualifying Results from Martinsville

The Call 811 Before You Dig 250 will take place on Friday (April 8), beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by FOX Sports 1.

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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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