Austin Hill dominated the field in Friday’s (Aug. 25) qualifying session at Daytona International Speedway, laying down the fastest lap of 182.719 mph, which was more than one mph faster than second place. It’s the fourth pole of Hill’s NASCAR Xfinity Series career, all of which have come on superspeedways.
Hill’s Richard Childress Racing teammate Sheldon Creed will join him on the front row after posting a lap of 181.620 mph.
Cole Custer was the fastest Ford in the field of 38 cars. He qualified 11th.
Several drivers will start at the rear of the field in tonight’s (Aug. 25) race for inspection infractions. Justin Allgaier, Burton and Parker Retzlaff were among those that put down a qualifying lap despite the penalty, while Jordan Anderson and Ryan Sieg were the two that did not post a lap.
The Xfinity field will take the green flag for the Wawa 250 powered by Coca-Cola at 7:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will be provided by USA Network.
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