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Brandon Jones Earns 3rd Xfinity Pole in 4 Races at Texas

As the next-to-last qualifier in NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway (Sept. 24), Joe Gibbs Racing’s Brandon Jones sped to the pole to earn his third pole in the last four races with a speed of 185.637 mph.

The pole is Jones’s seventh of his career and fourth pole of 2022.

Jones will be joined by JR Motorsports driver Noah Gragson on the front row. Daniel Hemric, John Hunter Nemechek, and Sam Mayer round out the top five. Nemechek is the only non-playoff driver starting in the top 10.

Justin Allgaier scored a sixth-place effort, and regular season champion AJ Allmendinger qualified seventh. Ty Gibbs starts from the eighth position, while Austin Hill and Jeremy Clements round out the top 10.

Neither Akinori Ogata nor Garrett Smithley attempted a qualifying lap due to engine issues.

Xfinity Series Qualifying at Texas Results

The NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs will kick off at Texas on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

About the author

Luken Glover joined the Frontstretch team in 2020 as a contributor, furthering a love for racing that traces back to his earliest memories. Glover inherited his passion for racing from his grandfather, who used to help former NASCAR team owner Junie Donlavey in his Richmond, Va. garage. A 2023 graduate from the University of the Cumberlands, Glover is the author of "The Underdog House," contributes to commentary pieces, and does occasional at-track reporting. Additionally, Glover enjoys working in ministry, coaching basketball, playing sports, and karting.

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