Noah Gragson Wins First Career Xfinity Pole at TMS

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FORT WORTH, TX - RIS - With a speed of 182.791 mph, Noah Gragson knocked Tyler Reddick off the pole as the last car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series qualifying session to win his first career series pole via speed at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, May 20.

Austin Hill qualified third, while the Joe Gibbs Racing duo of Brandon Jones and Ryan Truex qualified fourth and fifth, respectively.

Justin Allgaier qualified sixth, with Ty Gibbs being the meat between a JR Motorsports sandwich in seventh as Josh Berry ended up in eighth. Teammate Sam Mayer qualified ninth. Finally, Riley Herbst is the only Ford to qualify in the top 10 and will start in 10th.

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Landon Cassill did not make a qualifying attempt after slapping the wall during practice and will have to start in the rear with a backup car. In addition, despite Kyle Weatherman‘s qualifying effort in 17th, Jesse Iwuji will climb into the car for the main event and will also have to start at the rear of the field.

Brennan Poole is the only driver that failed to qualify out of the 39 cars entered this weekend and will not compete on Saturday.

There will be a first-time winner at Texas, as no one in the field has ever won at the 1.5-mile track before this weekend.

1) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 29.542, 182.791
2) Tyler Reddick(i), No. 48 Big Machine Racing/JAG Metals Chevrolet, 29.598, 182.445
3) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 29.611, 182.365
4) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Delta Faucets Toyota, 29.637, 182.205
5) Ryan Truex, No. 18 Toyota Toyota, 29.684, 181.916
6) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 hellowater Chevrolet, 29.692, 181.867
7) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 29.695, 181.849
8) Josh Berry, No. 8 Jarrett Industries Chevrolet, 29.718, 181.708
9) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 29.735, 181.604
10) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 29.834, 181.002
11) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Cirkul - Water Your Way Chevrolet, 29.882, 180.711
12) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-Game Ford, 29.958, 180.252
13) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 29.984, 180.096
14) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Work Pro Tools Ford, 30.077, 179.539
15) William Byron(i), No. 88 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.078, 179.533
16) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Hometown Lenders Chevrolet, 30.079, 179.527
17) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 30.100, 179.402
18) Stefan Parsons, No. 45 Market Rebellion/Sokal Chevrolet, 30.176, 178.950
19) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Straitline Nitro Chevrolet, 30.197, 178.826
20) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 30.228, 178.642
21) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen/NLEOMF Chevrolet, 30.267, 178.412
22) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Chasco Constructors Chevrolet, 30.311, 178.153
23) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, 30.343, 177.965
24) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 30.439, 177.404
25) Mason Massey, No. 91 SPI Asphalt LLC Chevrolet, 30.443, 177.381
26) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Superior Essex Chevrolet, 30.571, 176.638
27) Joe Graf Jr, No. 07 G Coin Ford, 30.646, 176.206
28) Ryan Ellis, No. 44 Limetree Marketing Chevrolet, 30.673, 176.051
29) David Starr, No. 08 Ticket Smarter Ford, 30.683, 175.993
30) Patrick Emerling, No. 35  Chevrolet, 30.723, 175.764
31) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 Twin Liquors Chevrolet, 30.759, 175.558
32) Alex Labbe, No. 36  Chevrolet, 30.788, 175.393
33) Timmy Hill(i), No. 13 TX Remodeling\CrashClaimsr.us Toyota, 30.832, 175.143
34) Matt Mills, No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, Owner Points,
35) Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 26 ForeverLawn Toyota, Owner Points,
36) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford, Owner Points,
37) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 First Phase Chevrolet, Owner Points,
38) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet, Owner Points,
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie
Did Not Qualify: No. 47 Brennan Poole

Practice: 26th Annual SRS Distribution 250, Texas Motor Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next,
1) Ryan Truex, No. 18 Toyota Toyota, 30.151, 179.099, 2, 26, ---.---, ---.---,
2) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 hellowater Chevrolet, 30.177, 178.944, 2, 19, -0.026, -0.026,
3) Tyler Reddick(i), No. 48 Big Machine Racing/JAG Metals Chevrolet, 30.257, 178.471, 2, 16, -0.106, -0.080,
4) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Work Pro Tools Ford, 30.265, 178.424, 2, 9, -0.114, -0.008,
5) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber Chevrolet, 30.304, 178.194, 23, 31, -0.153, -0.039,
6) Josh Berry, No. 8 Jarrett Industries Chevrolet, 30.317, 178.118, 10, 20, -0.166, -0.013,
7) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Delta Faucets Toyota, 30.319, 178.106, 2, 19, -0.168, -0.002,
8) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 30.338, 177.995, 2, 23, -0.187, -0.019,
9) William Byron(i), No. 88 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.387, 177.708, 2, 17, -0.236, -0.049,
10) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 30.405, 177.602, 2, 24, -0.254, -0.018,
11) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Cirkul - Water Your Way Chevrolet, 30.430, 177.456, 1, 16, -0.279, -0.025,
12) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 30.456, 177.305, 2, 24, -0.305, -0.026,
13) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 30.456, 177.305, 5, 22, -0.305, -0.000,
14) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-Game Ford, 30.506, 177.014, 3, 13, -0.355, -0.050,
15) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Hometown Lenders Chevrolet, 30.515, 176.962, 1, 16, -0.364, -0.009,
16) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 30.628, 176.309, 2, 2, -0.477, -0.113,
17) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen/NLEOMF Chevrolet, 30.631, 176.292, 13, 22, -0.480, -0.003,
18) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, 30.634, 176.275, 1, 20, -0.483, -0.003,
19) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 Twin Liquors Chevrolet, 30.659, 176.131, 2, 9, -0.508, -0.025,
20) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 30.661, 176.120, 3, 15, -0.510, -0.002,
21) Stefan Parsons, No. 45 Market Rebellion/Sokal Chevrolet, 30.684, 175.987, 1, 8, -0.533, -0.023,
22) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 First Phase Chevrolet, 30.814, 175.245, 6, 13, -0.663, -0.130,
23) Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 26 ForeverLawn Toyota, 30.846, 175.063, 4, 16, -0.695, -0.032,
24) Alex Labbe, No. 36  Chevrolet, 30.972, 174.351, 8, 10, -0.821, -0.126,
25) Timmy Hill(i), No. 13 TX Remodeling\CrashClaimsr.us Toyota, 30.979, 174.312, 1, 3, -0.828, -0.007,
26) David Starr, No. 08 Ticket Smarter Ford, 31.038, 173.980, 2, 14, -0.887, -0.059,
27) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Straitline Nitro Chevrolet, 31.060, 173.857, 1, 13, -0.909, -0.022,
28) Ryan Ellis, No. 44 Limetree Marketing Chevrolet, 31.060, 173.857, 1, 10, -0.909, -0.000,
29) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Chasco Constructors Chevrolet, 31.060, 173.857, 6, 10, -0.909, -0.000,
30) Joe Graf Jr, No. 07 G Coin Ford, 31.165, 173.271, 3, 22, -1.014, -0.105,
31) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Superior Essex Chevrolet, 31.187, 173.149, 10, 13, -1.036, -0.022,
32) Brennan Poole, No. 47 American Scroll Chevrolet, 31.205, 173.049, 1, 3, -1.054, -0.018,
33) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 31.279, 172.640, 2, 5, -1.128, -0.074,
34) Mason Massey, No. 91 SPI Asphalt LLC Chevrolet, 31.296, 172.546, 8, 13, -1.145, -0.017,
35) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford, 31.403, 171.958, 3, 4, -1.252, -0.107,
36) Matt Mills, No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 31.618, 170.789, 4, 5, -1.467, -0.215,
37) Patrick Emerling, No. 35  Chevrolet, 32.111, 168.167, 4, 7, -1.960, -0.493,
38) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -0.000, -0.000,
39) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -0.000, -0.000,

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Car, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 1, 10, 176.653
2) Ryan Truex, No. 18 Toyota Toyota, 1, 10, 176.576
3) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Delta Faucets Toyota, 1, 10, 175.961
4) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-Game Ford, 1, 10, 175.835
5) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 1, 10, 175.631
6) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 2, 11, 175.585
7) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 3, 12, 175.301
8) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 1, 10, 174.853
9) Josh Berry, No. 8 Jarrett Industries Chevrolet, 10, 19, 174.538
10) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen/NLEOMF Chevrolet, 12, 21, 172.638
11) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, 11, 20, 171.110
12) Joe Graf Jr, No. 07 G Coin Ford, 13, 22, 168.778

Time Trial Results: 26th Annual SRS Distribution 250, Texas Motor Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, -Fastest, -Next
1) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 29.542, 182.791, -, -
2) Tyler Reddick(i), No. 48 Big Machine Racing/JAG Metals Chevrolet, 29.598, 182.445, 0.056, 0.056
3) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 29.611, 182.365, 0.069, 0.013
4) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Delta Faucets Toyota, 29.637, 182.205, 0.095, 0.026
5) Ryan Truex, No. 18 Toyota Toyota, 29.684, 181.916, 0.142, 0.047
6) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 hellowater Chevrolet, 29.692, 181.867, 0.150, 0.008
7) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 29.695, 181.849, 0.153, 0.003
8) Josh Berry, No. 8 Jarrett Industries Chevrolet, 29.718, 181.708, 0.176, 0.023
9) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 29.735, 181.604, 0.193, 0.017
10) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 29.834, 181.002, 0.292, 0.099
11) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 Cirkul - Water Your Way Chevrolet, 29.882, 180.711, 0.340, 0.048
12) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-Game Ford, 29.958, 180.252, 0.416, 0.076
13) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 29.984, 180.096, 0.442, 0.026
14) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Work Pro Tools Ford, 30.077, 179.539, 0.535, 0.093
15) William Byron(i), No. 88 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.078, 179.533, 0.536, 0.001
16) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Hometown Lenders Chevrolet, 30.079, 179.527, 0.537, 0.001
17) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 30.100, 179.402, 0.558, 0.021
18) Stefan Parsons, No. 45 Market Rebellion/Sokal Chevrolet, 30.176, 178.950, 0.634, 0.076
19) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Straitline Nitro Chevrolet, 30.197, 178.826, 0.655, 0.021
20) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 30.228, 178.642, 0.686, 0.031
21) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen/NLEOMF Chevrolet, 30.267, 178.412, 0.725, 0.039
22) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Chasco Constructors Chevrolet, 30.311, 178.153, 0.769, 0.044
23) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, 30.343, 177.965, 0.801, 0.032
24) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 30.439, 177.404, 0.897, 0.096
25) Mason Massey, No. 91 SPI Asphalt LLC Chevrolet, 30.443, 177.381, 0.901, 0.004
26) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Superior Essex Chevrolet, 30.571, 176.638, 1.029, 0.128
27) Joe Graf Jr, No. 07 G Coin Ford, 30.646, 176.206, 1.104, 0.075
28) Ryan Ellis, No. 44 Limetree Marketing Chevrolet, 30.673, 176.051, 1.131, 0.027
29) David Starr, No. 08 Ticket Smarter Ford, 30.683, 175.993, 1.141, 0.010
30) Patrick Emerling, No. 35  Chevrolet, 30.723, 175.764, 1.181, 0.040
31) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 Twin Liquors Chevrolet, 30.759, 175.558, 1.217, 0.036
32) Alex Labbe, No. 36  Chevrolet, 30.788, 175.393, 1.246, 0.029
33) Timmy Hill(i), No. 13 TX Remodeling\CrashClaimsr.us Toyota, 30.832, 175.143, 1.290, 0.044
34) Matt Mills, No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet OP, 30.879, 174.876, 1.337, 0.047
35) Jeffrey Earnhardt, No. 26 ForeverLawn Toyota OP, 30.891, 174.808, 1.349, 0.012
36) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford OP, 30.894, 174.791, 1.352, 0.003
37) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 First Phase Chevrolet OP, 0.000, 0.000, -----, -----
38) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet OP, 0.000, 0.000, -----, -----
39) Brennan Poole, No. 47 American Scroll Chevrolet, 31.277, 172.651, 1.735, 31.277

Ron Fleshman with John Davison

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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