Christopher Bell Starts First in Alsco 300

Christopher Bell starts from the pole at the Alsco 300

(Concord, NC – May 25, 2019 – RIS)Christopher Bell took the pole position for this afternoon's Alsco 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race over Cole Custer with a lap of 29298 sec at 184.313 mph. Custer's lap was 0.180 sec slower, followed by Tyler Reddick, Austin Dillon and Brandon Jones in the top five. 

Two cars failed to qualify, with Dillon Bassett not clocking a lap and JA Junior Avila losing out to higher owner points cars after a lap of 31.542 sec/171.200 mph.

The race is slated to start at 1:00 this afternoon.

Time Trial Results, 38th Annual Alsco 300 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Christopher Bell, No. 20 Rheem Toyota, 29.298 sec, 184.313 mph, 1, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Cole Custer, No. 00 Thompson Pipe Group Ford, 29.478, 183.187, 1, 1, 0.180, 0.180
3) Tyler Reddick, No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet, 29.639, 182.192, 1, 1, 0.341, 0.161
4) Austin Dillon(i), No. 10 Nyloxin Chronic Pain Relief Chevrolet, 29.726, 181.659, 1, 1, 0.428, 0.087
5) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Jeld-Wen Toyota, 29.734, 181.610, 1, 1, 0.436, 0.008
6) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Hellman's Real Mayonaise & Ketchup Chevrolet, 29.784, 181.305, 1, 1, 0.486, 0.050
7) Austin Cindric, No. 22 PPG Ford, 29.789, 181.275, 1, 1, 0.491, 0.005
8) Michael Annett, No. 1 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet, 29.814, 181.123, 1, 1, 0.516, 0.025
9) Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 18 iK9 Toyota, 29.863, 180.826, 1, 1, 0.565, 0.049
10) Noah Gragson #, No. 9 Cessna Chevrolet, 29.868, 180.796, 1, 1, 0.570, 0.005
11) Chase Briscoe #, No. 98 Nutri Chomps/Pet Supermarket Ford, 29.917, 180.499, 1, 1, 0.619, 0.049
12) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 Night Owl Contractors Chevrolet, 29.925, 180.451, 1, 1, 0.627, 0.008
13) Landon Cassill, No. 89 Visone RV Chevrolet, 30.003, 179.982, 1, 1, 0.705, 0.078
14) John Hunter , No. 23 Fire Alarm Services INC Chevrolet, 30.132, 179.211, 1, 1, 0.834, 0.129
15) Bayley Currey, No. 17 CHARLOTTE Chevrolet, 30.191, 178.861, 1, 1, 0.893, 0.059
16) Jeb Burton, No. 8 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 30.195, 178.838, 1, 1, 0.897, 0.004
17) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet, 30.219, 178.696, 1, 1, 0.921, 0.024
18) Timmy Hill, No. 66 LeithCars.com Toyota, 30.380, 177.749, 1, 1, 1.082, 0.161
19) Gray Gaulding, No. 08  Chevrolet, 30.444, 177.375, 1, 1, 1.146, 0.064
20) Camden Murphy(i), No. 74 Journey Home Project/Charlie Daniels , 30.529, 176.881, 1, 1, 1.231, 0.085
21) BJ McLeod, No. 15 Flex Seal Chevrolet, 30.667, 176.085, 1, 1, 1.369, 0.138
22) Josh Williams, No. 36 Starbrite Star Tron/Simcraft Chevrolet, 30.687, 175.970, 1, 1, 1.389, 0.020
23) Josh Bilicki, No. 93 WG Speeks/Carrier Chevrolet, 30.700, 175.896, 1, 1, 1.402, 0.013
24) Ronnie Bassett Jr, No. 92 American Wood Reface/Bassett Gutters , 30.711, 175.833, 1, 1, 1.413, 0.011
25) Brandon Brown #, No. 68 Vero Chevrolet, 30.828, 175.165, 1, 1, 1.530, 0.117
26) Joey Gase, No. 35 Lifeshare Carolinas Toyota, 30.879, 174.876, 1, 1, 1.581, 0.051
27) Jeff Green, No. 38 RSS Racing Chevrolet, 30.980, 174.306, 1, 1, 1.682, 0.101
28) Ray Black II, No. 07 ISOKERN Fireplaces /Scuba Life Chevrolet, 31.065, 173.829, 1, 1, 1.767, 0.085
29) David Starr, No. 52 LOADCHASE.COM Chevrolet, 31.072, 173.790, 1, 1, 1.774, 0.007
30) Garrett Smithley, No. 0 Flex Tape Chevrolet, 31.119, 173.527, 1, 1, 1.821, 0.047
31) Joe Nemechek(i), No. 13 MBM Motorsports Toyota, 31.140, 173.410, 1, 1, 1.842, 0.021
32) Stephen Leicht, No. 01 Flex Glue Chevrolet, 31.144, 173.388, 1, 1, 1.846, 0.004
33) Matt Mills, No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 31.152, 173.344, 1, 1, 1.854, 0.008
34) Vinnie Miller OP, No. 78 Lake Norman Patio and Game Rooms , 31.162, 173.288, 1, 1, 1.864, 0.010
35) Justin Haley # OP, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, 31.629, 170.729, 1, 1, 2.331, 0.087
36) Mason Diaz OP, No. 86 Solid Rock Carriers/The Sign Shop Chevrolet, 31.731, 170.181, 1, 1, 2.433, 0.102
37) Ross Chastain OP, No. 4 Florida Watermelon Association Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
38) Chad Finchum OP, No. 42 MBM Motorsports Toyota, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
39) JA Junior Avila OP, No. 99 JW Transport Chevrolet, 31.542, 171.200, 1, 1, 2.244, 0.380
40) Dillon Bassett OP, No. 90 American Wood Reface/Bassett Gutters , 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
*Required to qualify on time, OP - Top 30 in Owner Points, PC - Past Champion, (i)Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Track Qualifying Record: Jimmie Johnson - 10/14/05 - 28.7639 sec, 187.735 mph

Starting Line Up by Row, 38th Annual Alsco 300 - Charlotte Motor Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) Christopher Bell, No. 20 Rheem Toyota, 29.298, 184.313
2) Cole Custer, No. 00 Thompson Pipe Group Ford, 29.478, 183.187
3) Tyler Reddick, No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet, 29.639, 182.192
4) Austin Dillon(i), No. 10 Nyloxin Chronic Pain Relief Chevrolet, 29.726, 181.659
5) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Jeld-Wen Toyota, 29.734, 181.610
6) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Hellman's Real Mayonaise & Ketchup , 29.784, 181.305
7) Austin Cindric, No. 22 PPG Ford, 29.789, 181.275
8) Michael Annett, No. 1 Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet, 29.814, 181.123
9) Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 18 iK9 Toyota, 29.863, 180.826
10) Noah Gragson #, No. 9 Cessna Chevrolet, 29.868, 180.796
11) Chase Briscoe #, No. 98 Nutri Chomps/Pet Supermarket Ford, 29.917, 180.499
12) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 Night Owl Contractors Chevrolet, 29.925, 180.451
13) Landon Cassill, No. 89 Visone RV Chevrolet, 30.003, 179.982
14) John Hunter Nemechek #, No. 23 Fire Alarm Services INC Chevrolet, 30.132, 179.211
15) Bayley Currey, No. 17 CHARLOTTE Chevrolet, 30.191, 178.861
16) Jeb Burton, No. 8 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 30.195, 178.838
17) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet, 30.219, 178.696
18) Timmy Hill, No. 66 LeithCars.com Toyota, 30.380, 177.749
19) Gray Gaulding, No. 08  Chevrolet, 30.444, 177.375
20) Camden Murphy(i), No. 74 Journey Home Project/Charlie Daniels , 30.529, 176.881
21) BJ McLeod, No. 15 Flex Seal Chevrolet, 30.667, 176.085
22) Josh Williams, No. 36 Starbrite Star Tron/Simcraft Chevrolet, 30.687, 175.970
23) Josh Bilicki, No. 93 WG Speeks/Carrier Chevrolet, 30.700, 175.896
24) Ronnie Bassett Jr, No. 92 American Wood Reface/Bassett Gutters , 30.711, 175.833
25) Brandon Brown #, No. 68 Vero Chevrolet, 30.828, 175.165
26) Joey Gase, No. 35 Lifeshare Carolinas Toyota, 30.879, 174.876
27) Jeff Green, No. 38 RSS Racing Chevrolet, 30.980, 174.306
28) Ray Black II, No. 07 ISOKERN Fireplaces /Scuba Life Chevrolet, 31.065, 173.829
29) David Starr, No. 52 LOADCHASE.COM Chevrolet, 31.072, 173.790
30) Garrett Smithley, No. 0 Flex Tape Chevrolet, 31.119, 173.527
31) Joe Nemechek(i), No. 13 MBM Motorsports Toyota, 31.140, 173.410
32) Stephen Leicht, No. 01 Flex Glue Chevrolet, 31.144, 173.388
33) Matt Mills, No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 31.152, 173.344
34) Vinnie Miller, No. 78 Lake Norman Patio and Game Rooms , Owner Points, 
35) Justin Haley #, No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
36) Mason Diaz, No. 86 Solid Rock Carriers/The Sign Shop Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
37) Ross Chastain, No. 4 Florida Watermelon Association Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
38) Chad Finchum, No. 42 MBM Motorsports Toyota, Owner Points,
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie
Did Not Qualify: No. 99 JA Junior Avila, No. 90 Dillon Bassett

John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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