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Cole Custer Captures Homestead Xfinity Pole

The NASCAR Xfinity Series took to the track for qualifying at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday (Oct. 20) evening, as the starting lineup was set for the Contender Boats 300.

Three of the last five cars to put in a lap set the fastest lap at the time, but in the end it was Cole Custer who laid down the fastest lap with an average speed of 165.604 mph after being the next-to-last car to set a time. This marks Custer’s sixth pole of the season with the series.

Fellow championship contender John Hunter Nemechek joined Custer on the front row, while Justin Allgaier, Austin Hill and Sammy Smith rounded out an all-playoff driver top five. 

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Brett Moffitt was the fastest non-playoff qualifier in sixth, followed by Riley Herbst and Josh Berry in seventh and eighth. Playoff driver Sheldon Creed clocked in ninth, while Parker Kligerman rounded out the top 10. 

Chandler Smith and Sam Mayer were the only two playoff drivers to qualify outside the top 10, as they will start in 12th and 13th, respectively. 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 23rd for his second and final Xfinity Series start of the season. 

Matt Mills, JJ Yeley and Natalie Decker all failed to qualify for Saturday’s race. 

Xfinity Qualifying Results at Homestead

The Contender Boats 300 from Homestead is set to get underway this Saturday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. ET. Catch all the action live on USA Network, Motor Racing Network, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. 

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Chase began working with Frontstretch in the spring of 2023 as a news writer, while also helping fill in for other columns as needed. Chase is now the main writer and reporter for Frontstretch.com's CARS Tour coverage, a role which began late in 2023.  Aside from racing, some of Chase's other hobbies include time in the outdoors hunting and fishing, and keeping up with all things Philadelphia sports related.

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