Trevor Bayne Wins Phoenix Xfinity Pole and Starting Lineup

Trevor Bayne continues to impress.  Hie sits on the pole for the Xfinity race at Phoenix for Saturday's race.  He motored his Joe Gibbs Toyota around the track in impressive fashion.

 “That was nerve-wracking, haven’t experienced those kinds of nerves in quite a while,” Bayne said when asked about the close calls late in qualifying. “Our fastest lap in practice was like, lap 8 in traffic,” he added when asked about the limited practice. 

There was one incident during the qualifying session.  NASCAR appeared to release David Starr from the pits too early to begin his warmup lap while Loris Hezemans was qualifying.  Exiting turn 2, Starr lost control of his TicketSmarter Ford and spun down the backstretch.  Given the current design of Phoenix Raceway, this ruined Hezemans’ qualifying lap and rendered him unable to wave off.

NASCAR allowed both drivers to re-qualify their cars after a cool-down period.  Starr was also allowed a new set of tires.  With new tires, Starr was able to qualify 29th, the first time that SS-Green Light Racing’s No. 08 will start a race this season.  Hezemans was unable to qualify fast enough to get into the field.

 

Phoenix Starting Lineup

Row 1: 1 18 Trevor Bayne Devotion Nutrition Toyota 27.306 131.839

2 9 Noah Gragson Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet 27.363 131.565
Row 2: 3 54 Ty Gibbs Sports Clips Haircuts Toyota 27.427 131.258
4 39 Ryan Sieg CMRoofing.com/A-game Ford 27.451 131.143
Row 3: 5 19 Brandon Jones Menards/Jeld-Wen Toyota 27.481 131.000
6 38 Parker Retzlaff Ponsse Ford 27.631 130.288
Row 4: 7 1 Sam Mayer Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet 27.648 130.208
8 8 Josh Berry PUBG Mobile Chevrolet 27.656 130.171
Row 5: 9 2 Sheldon Creed # Whelen Chevrolet 27.661 130.147
10 92 Kyle Weatherman PORAC Chevrolet 27.697 129.978
Row 6: 11 26 John H. Nemechek(i) Stillhouse Toyota 27.727 129.837
12 21 Austin Hill # United Rentals Chevrolet 27.736 129.795
Row 7: 13 4 Bayley Currey Ghost Chevrolet 27.744 129.758
14 51 Jeremy Clements First Pacific Funding Chevrolet 27.781 129.585
Row 8: 15 11 Daniel Hemric AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet 27.782 129.580
16 27 Jeb Burton Freshly Laid/Club Scottsdale Chevrolet 27.804 129.478
Row 9: 17 16 AJ Allmendinger Action Industries Chevrolet 27.816 129.422
18 02 Brett Moffitt Chevrolet 27.817 129.417
Row 10: 19 99 Stefan Parsons SOKAL Ukraine Chevrolet 27.825 129.380
20 28 Kyle Sieg # Ford 27.847 129.278
Row 11: 21 98 Riley Herbst Monster Energy Ford 27.869 129.176
22 10 Landon Cassill Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet 27.871 129.167
Row 12: 23 36 Alex Labbe Can-Am Chevrolet 27.873 129.157
24 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet 27.884 129.106
Row 13: 25 31 Myatt Snider TaxSlayer Chevrolet 27.915 128.963
26 68 Brandon Brown TradeTheChain.com Chevrolet 28.028 128.443
Row 14: 27 45 Kaz Grala(i) Lilly Finance/Ruedebusch Chevrolet 28.226 127.542
28 5 Nicholas Sanchez Barefoot Rentals Chevrolet 28.332 127.065
Row 15: 29 08 David Starr TicketSmarter Ford 28.337 127.042
30 78 Josh Williams Phoenix Children's/I.M.S. Chevrolet 28.357 126.953
Row 16: 31 91 Mason Massey BRUNT Workwear Chevrolet 28.383 126.836
32 66 JJ Yeley Remote Health Solutions Ford 28.392 126.796
Row 17: 33 48 Jade Buford Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet 28.477 126.418
34 35 Jeffrey Earnhardt DalStrong Toyota 28.506 126.289
Row 18: 35 44 Ryan Ellis Keen Parts Chevrolet 28.660 125.611
36 07 Joe Graf Jr Bucked Up Energy Ford 28.970 124.266
Row 19: 37 23 Anthony Alfredo Dude Wipes Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
38 6 Ryan Vargas Advanced Masonry and Concrete Chevrolet 0.000 0.000
Did Not Qualify: #34 Jesse Little,#33 Loris Hezemans(i),#13 Stan Mullis,#47 Brennan Poole
Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs
Chevrolet 26 2 Ford 7 0
Toyota 5 2

Ron Fleshman

RIS NASCAR Editor.  Has been with RIS since the middle 90's. Writes on each of the three main series of NASCAR.

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Volume 2022, Issue 3, Posted 1:20 PM, 03.12.2022