Josh Berry Speeds to Career First Xfinity Pole

(LOUDON, NH – 15 JULY, 2022 – RIS) Josh Berry rebounded from 14th quickest in practice to snag his career first NASCAR Xfinity Series pole in the Crayon 200, beating out Daniel Hemric by just 0.055 second on the flat mile-long oval.

Ty Gibbs headed the short practice session at NHIS, quicker than next-quickest Trevor Bayne and William Byron. Byron was first car on the track for qualifying, as a one-off entry. His lap of 30.192 sec/126.153 mph was slower than Gibbs’ best lap in practice. Next on the track was Bobby McCarty, making his debut in Xfinity after winning three CARS championships and only clocked a lap of 31.679/120.231. Akinori Ogata slipped off the second turn, brushing the wall lightly with the rear corner of the Toyota and losing a lot of time on the lap.

In qualifying, Josh Berry scored his first career Xfinity series pole with a time of 29.952 sec / 127.163 mph, beating out Daniel Hemric’s time by only 0.055 second. Justin Allgaier will start third in Saturday’s race, with Gibbs beside him on the second row. In qualifying, ninth-place Noah Gragson’s time matched Gibbs’ practice time. Bobby McCarty’s performance in qualifying was not enough to earn his first series starting position and he will make the long haul home.

Practice Results: 28th Annual Crayon 200 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, On Lap#, #Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 He Gets Us Toyota, 30.166 Sec, 126.261 mph, 4, 21, --, --
2) Trevor Bayne, No. 18 Devotion Nutrition Toyota, 30.249, 125.915, 3, 31, -0.083 Sec, -0.083 Sec
3) William Byron(i), No. 88 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.254, 125.894, 4, 26, -0.088, -0.005
4) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Walking with Anthony Chevrolet, 30.440, 125.125, 3, 22, -0.274, -0.186
5) Joe Graf Jr., No. 07 G Coin Ford, 30.486, 124.936, 4, 25, -0.320, -0.046
6) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 30.497, 124.891, 2, 16, -0.331, -0.011
7) Ty Dillon(i), No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 30.508, 124.846, 2, 18, -0.342, -0.011
8) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Spartan Waste/Fox Sports 98.3 Chevrolet, 30.524, 124.781, 1, 12, -0.358, -0.016
9) Derek Griffith, No. 26 Hudson Speedway Toyota, 30.548, 124.682, 2, 27, -0.382, -0.024
10) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Watts Toyota, 30.564, 124.617, 5, 30, -0.398, -0.016
11) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 – Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 30.588, 124.519, 2, 20, -0.422, -0.024
12) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 30.616, 124.406, 4, 21, -0.450, -0.028
13) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Zero FG Energy Chevrolet, 30.646, 124.284, 6, 24, -0.480, -0.030
14) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 30.652, 124.259, 4, 18, -0.486, -0.006
15) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 30.668, 124.195, 9, 22, -0.502, -0.016
16) Noah Gragson, No. 9 BassProShps/TruTmber/BRCC Chevrolet, 30.675, 124.166, 3, 28, -0.509, -0.007
17) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet, 30.687, 124.118, 4, 21, -0.521, -0.012
18) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 30.690, 124.106, 12, 28, -0.524, -0.003
19) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 30.692, 124.097, 6, 20, -0.526, -0.002
20) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRoofing.com/A-Game Ford, 30.695, 124.085, 7, 19, -0.529, -0.003
21) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet, 30.697, 124.077, 3, 20, -0.531, -0.002
22) Bayley Currey, No. 4 SEM Chevrolet, 30.711, 124.021, 2, 20, -0.545, -0.014
23) David Starr, No. 08 Pro Ambitions Hockey Ford, 30.721, 123.980, 4, 18, -0.555, -0.010
24) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Bennett Transporation and Logistics Chevrolet, 30.755, 123.843, 4, 29, -0.589, -0.034
25) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Robert B Our Chevrolet, 30.844, 123.486, 4, 16, -0.678, -0.089
26) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 30.849, 123.466, 11, 22, -0.683, -0.005
27) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Work Pro Tools Toyota, 30.884, 123.326, 6, 17, -0.718, -0.035
28) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 John Civetta & Sons Chevrolet, 30.942, 123.095, 7, 19, -0.776, -0.058
29) Josh Williams, No. 5 Sleep Well Chevrolet, 31.004, 122.849, 5, 18, -0.838, -0.062
30) Alex Labbe, No. 36  Chevrolet, 31.007, 122.837, 3, 17, -0.841, -0.003
31) Mason Massey, No. 91 BRUNT Workwear Chevrolet, 31.019, 122.789, 3, 20, -0.853, -0.012
32) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford, 31.140, 122.312, 4, 28, -0.974, -0.121
33) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 TeamJDMotorsports.com Chevrolet, 31.281, 121.761, 3, 19, -1.115, -0.141
34) Howie Disavino III, No. 44 Clear Cryptos Chevrolet, 31.313, 121.636, 5, 24, -1.147, -0.032
35) Matt Mills(i), No. 78 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 31.426, 121.199, 6, 9, -1.260, -0.113
36) Patrick Emerling, No. 35  Toyota, 31.438, 121.153, 15, 16, -1.272, -0.012
37) Julia Landauer, No. 45 Boss Beauties/GarageXYZ Chevrolet, 31.482, 120.983, 14, 22, -1.316, -0.044
38) Bobby McCarty, No. 47 AutosbyNelson/Solid Rock Chevrolet, 31.792, 119.804, 2, 20, -1.626, -0.310
39) Akinori Ogata(i), No. 13 BlabaBooth Toyota, 32.192, 118.315, 13, 20, -2.026, -0.400
(i) ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Time Trial Results: 28th Annual Crayon 200 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Round 1
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, -Fastest, -Next
1) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 29.952 Sec, 127.163 mph, 0.000, 0.000
2) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 30.007, 126.930, 0.055, 0.055
3) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 30.031, 126.829, 0.079, 0.024
4) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 He Gets Us Toyota, 30.042, 126.783, 0.090, 0.011
5) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet, 30.044, 126.774, 0.092, 0.002
6) Trevor Bayne, No. 18 Devotion Nutrition Toyota, 30.071, 126.660, 0.119, 0.027
7) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 30.093, 126.568, 0.141, 0.022
8) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Watts Toyota, 30.127, 126.425, 0.175, 0.034
9) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 30.166, 126.261, 0.214, 0.039
10) William Byron(i), No. 88 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.192, 126.153, 0.240, 0.026
11) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRoofing.com/A-Game Ford, 30.237, 125.965, 0.285, 0.045
12) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 30.351, 125.492, 0.399, 0.114
13) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 30.351, 125.492, 0.399, 0.000
14) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Robert B Our Chevrolet, 30.383, 125.360, 0.431, 0.032
15) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Bennett Transporation and Logistics Chevrolet, 30.401, 125.285, 0.449, 0.018
16) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 John Civetta & Sons Chevrolet, 30.512, 124.830, 0.560, 0.111
17) Ty Dillon(i), No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 30.514, 124.821, 0.562, 0.002
18) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 30.559, 124.638, 0.607, 0.045
19) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Zero FG Energy Chevrolet, 30.579, 124.556, 0.627, 0.020
20) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 30.585, 124.532, 0.633, 0.006
21) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Spartan Waste/Fox Sports 98.3 Chevrolet, 30.596, 124.487, 0.644, 0.011
22) Derek Griffith, No. 26 Hudson Speedway Toyota, 30.605, 124.450, 0.653, 0.009
23) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Walking with Anthony Chevrolet, 30.665, 124.207, 0.713, 0.060
24) Bayley Currey, No. 4 SEM Chevrolet, 30.813, 123.610, 0.861, 0.148
25) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet, 30.949, 123.067, 0.997, 0.136
26) Joe Graf Jr., No. 07 G Coin Ford, 30.952, 123.055, 1.000, 0.003
27) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Chevrolet, 31.041, 122.702, 1.089, 0.089
28) Patrick Emerling, No. 35 Toyota, 31.114, 122.414, 1.162, 0.073
29) Josh Williams, No. 5 Sleep Well Chevrolet, 31.123, 122.379, 1.171, 0.009
30) Mason Massey, No. 91 BRUNT Workwear Chevrolet, 31.271, 121.800, 1.319, 0.148
31) David Starr, No. 08 Pro Ambitions Hockey Ford, 31.294, 121.710, 1.342, 0.023
32) Julia Landauer, No. 45 Boss Beauties/GarageXYZ Chevrolet, 31.430, 121.184, 1.478, 0.136
33) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford, 31.459, 121.072, 1.507, 0.029
34) Howie Disavino III OP, No. 44 Clear Cryptos Chevrolet, 31.504, 120.899, 1.552, 0.045
35) Matt Mills(i) OP, No. 78 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 31.661, 120.299, 1.709, 0.157
36) Ryan Vargas OP, No. 6 TeamJDMotorsports.com Chevrolet, 31.665, 120.284, 1.713, 0.004
37) Akinori Ogata(i) OP, No. 13 BlabaBooth Toyota, 32.217, 118.223, 2.265, 0.552
38) JJ Yeley OP, No. 66 Work Pro Tools Toyota, 0.000, 0.000, -----, -----
39) Bobby McCarty, No. 47 AutosbyNelson/Solid Rock Chevrolet, 31.679, 120.231, 1.727, 31.679
(OP) Top 30 in Owner Points, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Starting Line Up: 28th Annual Crayon 200, New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 29.952 Sec, 127.163 mph
2) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 30.007, 126.930
3) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 30.031, 126.829
4) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 He Gets Us Toyota, 30.042, 126.783
5) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet, 30.044, 126.774
6) Trevor Bayne, No. 18 Devotion Nutrition Toyota, 30.071, 126.660
7) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 30.093, 126.568
8) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Watts Toyota, 30.127, 126.425
9) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 30.166, 126.261
10) William Byron(i), No. 88 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 30.192, 126.153
11) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRoofing.com/A-Game Ford, 30.237, 125.965
12) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 30.351, 125.492
13) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 30.351, 125.492
14) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Robert B Our Chevrolet, 30.383, 125.360
15) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Bennett Transporation and Logistics Chevrolet, 30.401, 125.285
16) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 John Civetta & Sons Chevrolet, 30.512, 124.830
17) Ty Dillon(i), No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 30.514, 124.821
18) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 30.559, 124.638
19) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Zero FG Energy Chevrolet, 30.579, 124.556
20) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 30.585, 124.532
21) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Spartan Waste/Fox Sports 98.3 Chevrolet, 30.596, 124.487
22) Derek Griffith, No. 26 Hudson Speedway Toyota, 30.605, 124.450
23) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Walking with Anthony Chevrolet, 30.665, 124.207
24) Bayley Currey, No. 4 SEM Chevrolet, 30.813, 123.610
25) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet, 30.949, 123.067
26) Joe Graf Jr., No. 07 G Coin Ford, 30.952, 123.055
27) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Chevrolet, 31.041, 122.702
28) Patrick Emerling, No. 35 Toyota, 31.114, 122.414
29) Josh Williams, No. 5 Sleep Well Chevrolet, 31.123, 122.379
30) Mason Massey, No. 91 BRUNT Workwear Chevrolet, 31.271, 121.800
31) David Starr, No. 08 Pro Ambitions Hockey Ford, 31.294, 121.710
32) Julia Landauer, No. 45 Boss Beauties/GarageXYZ Chevrolet, 31.430, 121.184
33) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford, 31.459, 121.072
34) Howie Disavino III, No. 44 Clear Cryptos Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
35) Matt Mills(i), No. 78 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
36) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 TeamJDMotorsports.com Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
37) Akinori Ogata(i), No. 13 BlabaBooth Toyota, Owner Points, 
38) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Work Pro Tools Toyota, Owner Points,
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Did Not Qualify: Bobby McCarty, No. 47 AutosbyNelson/Solid Rock Chevrolet 

John Davison

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

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