Gibbs Wins Xfinity COTA Pole

Nigel Kinrade

Ty Gibbs, coming off a win last weekend at Atlanta, won the pole for Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Circuit of the Americas. Gibbs won the pole with a lap of 91.258 mph on Friday. It's his second career series pole. His previous pole was last year at Road America.  Ross Chastain, driving in a one-off start for DGM Racing, will start on the front row alongside Gibbs. DGM Racing was fast in Friday’s (Mar. 25) qualifying session, as Chastain’s teammates Alex Labbe and Preston Pardus also qualified in the top 10.

Starting third will be Cole Custer, returning to the No. 07 for SS-Green Light Racing in his first Xfinity race since his win at Auto Club Speedway in February. AJ Allmendinger qualified fourth and Labbe will round out the top five.

Time Trial Results: 2nd Annual Pit Boss 250, Circuit of The Americas

Round 1A
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 2:15.197, 90.801 mph, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Cole Custer(i), No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Drink Ford, 2:15.390, 90.671, 2, 0.193, 0.193
3) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 2:16.008, 90.259, 2, 0.811, 0.618
4) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Can-Am Chevrolet, 2:16.022, 90.250, 1, 0.825, 0.014
5) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 2:16.031, 90.244, 3, 0.834, 0.009
6) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Hometown Lenders Chevrolet, 2:16.131, 90.178, 1, 0.934, 0.100
7) Landon Cassill, No. 10 USIO Chevrolet, 2:16.185, 90.142, 1, 0.988, 0.054
8) Bubba Wallace(i), No. 18 Dr. Pepper Toyota, 2:16.330, 90.046, 1, 1.133, 0.145
9) Jade Buford, No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 2:16.373, 90.018, 2, 1.176, 0.043
10) Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:16.569, 89.889, 4, 1.372, 0.196
11) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 2:16.944, 89.642, 3, 1.747, 0.375
12) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Jon Wayne Service Company Chevrolet, 2:16.958, 89.633, 3, 1.761, 0.014
13) Josh Berry, No. 8 PUBG Mobile Chevrolet, 2:17.521, 89.266, 2, 2.324, 0.563
14) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Straitline Nitro Chevrolet, 2:17.675, 89.167, 2, 2.478, 0.154
15) Josh Bilicki, No. 45 The Boss/Lemons of Love Chevrolet, 2:17.728, 89.132, 3, 2.531, 0.053
16) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Chasco Constructors Chevrolet, 2:18.415, 88.690, 1, 3.218, 0.687
17) Patrick Gallagher, No. 28 Belle Haven Ford, 2:18.557, 88.599, 2, 3.360, 0.142
18) Brennan Poole, No. 47  Chevrolet, 2:20.093, 87.628, 1, 4.896, 1.536
19) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employment Services Chevrolet, 2:21.317, 86.869, 2, 6.120, 1.224
20) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-game Ford, 2:21.689, 86.640, 2, 6.492, 0.372
21) Will Rodgers, No. 38 Kelly Benefits Toyota, 3:01.261, 67.726, 1, 46.064, 39.572

Round 1B
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Interstate Batteries Toyota, 2:15.263 mph, 90.757, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 2:15.323, 90.716, 1, 0.060, 0.060
3) Ross Chastain(i), No. 92 TicketSmarter Chevrolet, 2:15.438, 90.639, 1, 0.175, 0.115
4) Preston Pardus, No. 91 Chinchor Electric/Danus Chevrolet, 2:15.675, 90.481, 1, 0.412, 0.237
5) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:15.700, 90.464, 1, 0.437, 0.025
6) Parker Kligerman(i), No. 35 Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway Toyota, 2:15.804, 90.395, 1, 0.541, 0.104
7) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 2:15.949, 90.299, 3, 0.686, 0.145
8) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 Pit Boss Grills Chevrolet, 2:16.791, 89.743, 1, 1.528, 0.842
9) Myatt Snider, No. 31 TaxSlayer Chevrolet, 2:16.999, 89.606, 3, 1.736, 0.208
10) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 2:17.005, 89.603, 3, 1.742, 0.006
11) Parker Chase, No. 26 Bahnbrecker Toyota, 2:17.027, 89.588, 3, 1.764, 0.022
12) Sage Karam, No. 44 Market Rebellion Chevrolet, 2:17.450, 89.312, 3, 2.187, 0.423
13) Brandon Brown, No. 68 TradeTheChain.com Chevrolet, 2:18.218, 88.816, 3, 2.955, 0.768
14) Joe Graf Jr, No. 08 G Coin Ford, 2:19.161, 88.214, 4, 3.898, 0.943
15) Scott Heckert, No. 5 Malco Chevrolet, 2:19.338, 88.102, 4, 4.075, 0.177
16) Stefan Parsons, No. 99 SOKAL Chevrolet, 2:20.077, 87.638, 3, 4.814, 0.739
17) Gar Robinson, No. 52 Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet, 2:20.140, 87.598, 5, 4.877, 0.063
18) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 Twin Liquors Chevrolet, 2:20.206, 87.557, 5, 4.943, 0.066
19) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Remote Health Solutions Toyota, 2:22.936, 85.885, 3, 7.673, 2.730
20) Jesse Iwuji #, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 2:23.307, 85.662, 5, 8.044, 0.371
21) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Oklahoma Joe's Toyota, No Time, 0.000, 0, -----, -----

Round 2
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Interstate Batteries Toyota, 2:14.520, 91.258 mph, 1, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Ross Chastain(i), No. 92 TicketSmarter Chevrolet, 2:15.096, 90.869, 1, 1, 0.576, 0.576
3) Cole Custer(i), No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Drink Ford, 2:15.107, 90.861, 1, 1, 0.587, 0.011
4) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 2:15.598, 90.532, 1, 1, 1.078, 0.491
5) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Can-Am Chevrolet, 2:15.853, 90.362, 1, 1, 1.333, 0.255
6) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 2:15.901, 90.330, 1, 1, 1.381, 0.048
7) Preston Pardus, No. 91 Chinchor Electric/Danus Chevrolet, 2:16.284, 90.077, 1, 1, 1.764, 0.383
8) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 2:16.323, 90.051, 1, 1, 1.803, 0.039
9) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 2:16.338, 90.041, 1, 1, 1.818, 0.015
10) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 2:16.763, 89.761, 1, 1, 2.243, 0.425
(*)
 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: Ty Gibbs, 03/25/22, 134.520, 91.258

Starting Line Up: 2nd Annual Pit Boss 250, Circuit of The Americas
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Interstate Batteries Toyota, 134.520, 91.258
2) Ross Chastain(i), No. 92 TicketSmarter Chevrolet, 135.096, 90.869
3) Cole Custer(i), No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Drink Ford, 135.107, 90.861
4) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 135.598, 90.532
5) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Can-Am Chevrolet, 135.853, 90.362
6) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 135.901, 90.330
7) Preston Pardus, No. 91 Chinchor Electric/Danus Chevrolet, 136.284, 90.077
8) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 136.323, 90.051
9) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 136.338, 90.041
10) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 136.763, 89.761
11) Parker Kligerman(i), No. 35 Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway Toyota, 135.804, 90.395
12) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 135.949, 90.299
13) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Hometown Lenders Chevrolet, 136.131, 90.178
14) Landon Cassill, No. 10 USIO Chevrolet, 136.185, 90.142
15) Bubba Wallace(i), No. 18 Dr. Pepper Toyota, 136.330, 90.046
16) Jade Buford, No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 136.373, 90.018
17) Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet, 136.569, 89.889
18) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 Pit Boss Grills Chevrolet, 136.791, 89.743
19) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 136.944, 89.642
20) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Jon Wayne Service Company Chevrolet, 136.958, 89.633
21) Myatt Snider, No. 31 TaxSlayer Chevrolet, 136.999, 89.606
22) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 137.005, 89.603
23) Parker Chase, No. 26 Bahnbrecker Toyota, 137.027, 89.588
24) Sage Karam, No. 44 Market Rebellion Chevrolet, 137.450, 89.312
25) Josh Berry, No. 8 PUBG Mobile Chevrolet, 137.521, 89.266
26) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Straitline Nitro Chevrolet, 137.675, 89.167
27) Josh Bilicki, No. 45 The Boss/Lemons of Love Chevrolet, 137.728, 89.132
28) Brandon Brown, No. 68 TradeTheChain.com Chevrolet, 138.218, 88.816
29) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Chasco Constructors Chevrolet, 138.415, 88.690
30) Patrick Gallagher, No. 28 Belle Haven Ford, 138.557, 88.599
31) Joe Graf Jr, No. 08 G Coin Ford, 139.161, 88.214
32) Scott Heckert, No. 5 Malco Chevrolet, 139.338, 88.102
33) Stefan Parsons, No. 99 SOKAL Chevrolet, 140.077, 87.638
34) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 Twin Liquors Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000
35) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-game Ford, 0.000, 0.000
36) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Remote Health Solutions Toyota, 0.000, 0.000
37) Will Rodgers, No. 38 Kelly Benefits Toyota, 0.000, 0.000
38) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Oklahoma Joe's Toyota, 0.000, 0.000
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Did Not Qualify: No. 47 Brennan Poole, No.  52 Gar Robinson, No.  78 Josh Williams, No.  34 Jesse Iwuji #

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