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Trevor Bayne Wins 2nd Xfinity Pole of 2022 at Homestead

It’s been a successful part-time NASCAR Xfinity Series campaign for Trevor Bayne, and he continued his prowess by scoring the pole for the Xfinity race at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 166.667 mph in Friday’s (Oct. 21) qualifying session. It’s his second pole of the season in nine starts and the ninth of his Xfinity career.

Noah Gragson will join him on the front row despite being nearly two-tenths of a second slower. He will be gunning for his first win at Homestead in Saturday’s race after numerous heartbreaks at Homestead in the past. Ty Gibbs and Brandon Jones qualified in third and fifth, respectively, to give Joe Gibbs Racing a 1-3-5 start for Saturday afternoon. Sandwiched in between the JGR cars is Daniel Hemric in fourth; it’s his third top five start in the last five races.

Sam Mayer will roll off sixth while Sheldon Creed will start in seventh after recording the fastest lap in Friday’s practice session. Kyle Weatherman tied his best Xfinity qualifying effort in eighth, while Chandler Smith posted his best Xfinity qualifying effort in ninth. Austin Hill rounded out the top 10.

Josh Berry (12th), AJ Allmendinger (13th) and Justin Allgaier (20th) were the three playoff drivers that qualified outside the top 10.

Dillon Bassett and Alex Labbe failed to qualify.


The Contender Boats 300 will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by USA Network.

About the author

Stephen Stumpf is the NASCAR Content Director for Frontstretch, and his weekly columns include “Stat Sheet” and “4 Burning Questions.” Stephen also writes commentary, contributes weekly to the “Bringing the Heat” podcast and is frequently at the track for on-site coverage. A native of Texas, Stephen began following NASCAR at age 9 after attending his first race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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