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Ty Gibbs on Pole for Watkins Glen Xfinity Race

In the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ return to the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, it was Ty Gibbs who led the way in qualifying with a speed of 125.019 mph.

It’s the first pole for Gibbs in his limited 2023 Xfinity schedule, and his first since winning the Xfinity championship at Phoenix Raceway last November.

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Alex Bowman put up a time that was good enough for the outside of the front row, while Justin Allgaier was the highest-qualifying Xfinity regular in third. Cole Custer was the fastest Ford in fourth, while Allgaier’s JR Motorsports teammate Sam Mayer completed the top five.

Daniel Hemric, Josh Berry, Kyle Busch, Sammy Smith and Riley Herbst rounded out the top 10.

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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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