Race Weekend Central

Cole Custer Takes Las Vegas Xfinity Pole

Cole Custer won the NASCAR Xfinity Series pole for the LIUNA! at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday (March 1).

His speed of 181.281 mph bested Chandler Smith’s lap of 181.178 mph.

It’s Custer’s third Xfinity pole at Las Vegas and 19th of his career.

Smith will start alongside Custer on the front row, while AJ Allmendinger and Parker Retzlaff make up the second row. Austin Hill, who won both of the season opening races at Daytona International Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway, rounds out the top five qualifiers.

See also
4 Burning Questions: Is NASCAR Becoming Mainstream?

Ryan Sieg starts sixth, Parker Kligerman is seventh and Sammy Smith begins in eighth. Sheldon Creed and Aric Almirola complete the top 10 starters.

Justin Allgaier had a big save after a tire went down while making his qualifying lap. He’ll start 36th.

Since there were 38 cars entered in the event, all qualified for the race.

In practice, there was one red flag for Anthony Alfredo, who appeared to have a right-front tire blow and hit the wall hard. NASCAR extended the practice session by five minutes. Alfredo will have to start 37th in a backup car with no laps on it.

Xfinity Starting Lineup for Las Vegas

Xfinity drivers will take on Las Vegas on Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m. ET. Coverage is provided by FOX Sports 1, the Performance Racing Network radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

Share via