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Riley Herbst on Pole for Xfinity Race at Nashville

Riley Herbst won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Nashville Superspeedway Saturday (June 25).

The No. 98 laid down a fast lap of 156.665 mph during qualifying, four-tenths faster than AJ Allmendinger. It’s Herbst’s second career pole.

Allmendinger lines up second, while Trevor Bayne begins third. Austin Hill and Justin Allgaier round out the top five in the lineup.

Allgaier’s JR Motorsports teammate Noah Gragson is sixth, with Jeb Burton taking seventh. Brandon Jones, Josh Berry and Daniel Hemric complete the top 10.

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Right off the bat a car had issues during its run. Matt Mills spun around and rear-ended the outside wall as the first car on a dirty track and didn’t finish his lap.

NASCAR blew the dirt off the track after the wreck, and no other issues occurred thereafter, except for a save from Sheldon Creed. Unfortunately, Mills didn’t qualify for the race as a result. Brennan Poole and Mason Massey also did not make the event.

Xfinity Qualifying Results for Nashville

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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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