Allgaier Wins the Xfinity Pole at Pocono

Nigel Kinrade Photography

LONG POND, PA – RIS – It was a battle between a youngster and a veteran.  The veteran came out ahead.  In the closing part of qualifying for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Pocono Raceway.  Ty Gibbs lead until Jason Allgaier bumped him and will sit on the pole.  It’s Allgaier’s seventh career pole and first of the season. He looks to go back-to-back this weekend after winning at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last week.

Gibbs will start next to Allgaier on the front row, while Brandon Jones and AJ Allmendinger make up the second row, starting third and fourth, respectively. Sammy Smith rounds out the top five. Sheldon Creed was sixth quickest and Josh Berry slots in seventh. Austin Hill, Noah Gragson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finish the top 10 in eighth through 10th, respectively.

It was bad news for two drivers in practice.  JJ Yeley didn’t make a lap as his car had an engine issue in practice. Brennan Poole also had trouble in practice, hitting the wall in turn 3 and incurring significant right-side damage. Poole did not make the race.

The race starts at an usual time for the series.  The race will start at 5:00 PM at the track nicknamed the tricky triangle.

Practice: 7th Annual Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 - Pocono Raceway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Pelonis Toyota, 54.339 sec, 165.627 mph, 3, 18, ---.---, ---.---
2) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 54.383, 165.493, 3, 18, -0.044, -0.044
3) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 54.409, 165.414, 2, 12, -0.070, -0.026
4) Sammy Smith, No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 54.519, 165.080, 2, 19, -0.180, -0.110
5) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Hellmann's Chevrolet, 54.531, 165.044, 7, 14, -0.192, -0.012
6) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber Chevrolet, 54.544, 165.004, 3, 17, -0.205, -0.013
7) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 54.592, 164.859, 3, 14, -0.253, -0.048
8) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 54.666, 164.636, 3, 15, -0.327, -0.074
9) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 A-GAME Ford, 54.722, 164.468, 3, 9, -0.383, -0.056
10) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 54.767, 164.333, 5, 11, -0.428, -0.045
11) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i), No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 54.804, 164.222, 5, 10, -0.465, -0.037
12) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 54.885, 163.979, 4, 14, -0.546, -0.081
13) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Half Off Wholesale Chevrolet, 54.970, 163.726, 3, 9, -0.631, -0.085
14) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 55.049, 163.491, 4, 13, -0.710, -0.079
15) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Coble Enterprises Ford, 55.051, 163.485, 1, 1, -0.712, -0.002
16) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 55.115, 163.295, 1, 10, -0.776, -0.064
17) Kyle Sieg #, No. 38 US Hydrations/Sparkling Ice Ford, 55.151, 163.188, 5, 12, -0.812, -0.036
18) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 55.196, 163.055, 8, 12, -0.857, -0.045
19) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet, 55.279, 162.810, 3, 11, -0.940, -0.083
20) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Alka-Seltzer Chevrolet, 55.309, 162.722, 2, 14, -0.970, -0.030
21) Alex Labbe, No. 36  Chevrolet, 55.397, 162.464, 8, 9, -1.058, -0.088
22) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, 55.409, 162.428, 2, 11, -1.070, -0.012
23) Santino Ferrucci, No. 26 Freedom Alliance Toyota, 55.424, 162.385, 3, 15, -1.085, -0.015
24) Mason Massey, No. 91 Rich Mar Florist Chevrolet, 55.434, 162.355, 2, 9, -1.095, -0.010
25) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet, 55.498, 162.168, 3, 10, -1.159, -0.064
26) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Puryear Tank Lines Chevrolet, 55.550, 162.016, 3, 11, -1.211, -0.052
27) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 John Civetta & Sons Chevrolet, 55.566, 161.970, 3, 9, -1.227, -0.016
28) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Fly & Form Concrete Structures Chevrolet, 55.590, 161.900, 4, 7, -1.251, -0.024
29) Ronnie Bassett Jr., No. 77 Jerry Hunt Supercenter Chevrolet, 55.618, 161.818, 3, 6, -1.279, -0.028
30) Cole Custer(i), No. 07 G Coin Ford, 55.746, 161.447, 3, 13, -1.407, -0.128
31) Rajah Caruth(i), No. 44 Martin De Porres Chevrolet, 55.789, 161.322, 1, 12, -1.450, -0.043
32) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 55.831, 161.201, 4, 6, -1.492, -0.042
33) Timmy Hill(i), No. 13 CrashClaimsR.Us Toyota, 55.849, 161.149, 2, 2, -1.510, -0.018
34) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 KSDT Chevrolet, 55.883, 161.051, 4, 7, -1.544, -0.034
35) David Starr, No. 08 TicketSmarter Ford, 55.934, 160.904, 2, 7, -1.595, -0.051
36) Stefan Parsons(i), No. 5 Kelly Chevrolet, 56.140, 160.314, 5, 8, -1.801, -0.206
37) Sage Karam, No. 45 CRC Brakleen Chevrolet, 56.303, 159.849, 3, 13, -1.964, -0.163
38) Patrick Emerling, No. 35 Kitty Kat Coin Chevrolet, 56.495, 159.306, 3, 6, -2.156, -0.192
39) Brennan Poole(i), No. 47 AutosbyNelson/Solid Rock Chevrolet, 56.763, 158.554, 1, 2, -2.424, -0.268
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Car, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 2, 11, 164.674
2) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Pelonis Toyota, 2, 11, 164.472
3) Sammy Smith, No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 2, 11, 163.480
4) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 6, 15, 162.760
5) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 1, 10, 161.670
6) Santino Ferrucci, No. 26 Freedom Alliance Toyota, 6, 15, 160.248
(*) Must run 10 consecutive laps to be included.

Time Trial Results: 7th Annual Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 - Pocono Raceway
Round 1
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Hellmann's Chevrolet, 53.359, 168.669, 1, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 53.470, 168.319, 1, 1, 0.111, 0.111
3) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Pelonis Toyota, 53.588, 167.948, 1, 1, 0.229, 0.118
4) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 53.604, 167.898, 1, 1, 0.245, 0.016
5) Sammy Smith, No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 53.620, 167.848, 1, 1, 0.261, 0.016
6) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 53.642, 167.779, 1, 1, 0.283, 0.022
7) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 53.911, 166.942, 1, 1, 0.552, 0.269
8) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 53.984, 166.716, 1, 1, 0.625, 0.073
9) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 54.235, 165.945, 1, 1, 0.876, 0.251
10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 54.270, 165.837, 1, 1, 0.911, 0.035
11) Santino Ferrucci, No. 26 Freedom Alliance Toyota, 54.293, 165.767, 1, 1, 0.934, 0.023
12) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 54.329, 165.657, 1, 1, 0.970, 0.036
13) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 54.366, 165.545, 1, 1, 1.007, 0.037
14) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 54.380, 165.502, 1, 1, 1.021, 0.014
15) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 A-GAME Ford, 54.471, 165.226, 1, 1, 1.112, 0.091
16) Cole Custer(i), No. 07 G Coin Ford, 54.489, 165.171, 1, 1, 1.130, 0.018
17) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Half Off Wholesale Chevrolet, 54.508, 165.113, 1, 1, 1.149, 0.019
18) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Fly & Form Concrete Structures Chevrolet, 54.693, 164.555, 1, 1, 1.334, 0.185
19) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Puryear Tank Lines Chevrolet, 54.759, 164.357, 1, 1, 1.400, 0.066
20) Kyle Sieg #, No. 38 US Hydrations/Sparkling Ice Ford, 54.775, 164.309, 1, 1, 1.416, 0.016
21) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet, 54.907, 163.914, 1, 1, 1.548, 0.132
22) Alex Labbe, No. 36  Chevrolet, 54.919, 163.878, 1, 1, 1.560, 0.012
23) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Alka-Seltzer Chevrolet, 54.950, 163.785, 1, 1, 1.591, 0.031
24) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 John Civetta & Sons Chevrolet, 55.032, 163.541, 1, 1, 1.673, 0.082
25) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 55.120, 163.280, 1, 1, 1.761, 0.088
26) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, 55.127, 163.259, 1, 1, 1.768, 0.007
27) Sage Karam, No. 45 CRC Brakleen Chevrolet, 55.281, 162.805, 1, 1, 1.922, 0.154
28) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet, 55.346, 162.613, 1, 1, 1.987, 0.065
29) Mason Massey, No. 91 Rich Mar Florist Chevrolet, 55.352, 162.596, 1, 1, 1.993, 0.006
30) Stefan Parsons(i), No. 5 Kelly Chevrolet, 55.362, 162.566, 1, 1, 2.003, 0.010
31) Ronnie Bassett Jr., No. 77 Jerry Hunt Supercenter Chevrolet, 55.366, 162.555, 1, 1, 2.007, 0.004
32) Rajah Caruth(i), No. 44 Martin De Porres Chevrolet, 55.368, 162.549, 1, 1, 2.009, 0.002
33) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 55.590, 161.900, 1, 1, 2.231, 0.222
34) David Starr OP, No. 08 TicketSmarter Ford, 55.659, 161.699, 1, 1, 2.300, 0.069
35) Ryan Vargas OP, No. 6 KSDT Chevrolet, 55.762, 161.400, 1, 1, 2.403, 0.103
36) Patrick Emerling OP, No. 35 Kitty Kat Coin Chevrolet, 55.920, 160.944, 1, 1, 2.561, 0.158
37) Timmy Hill(i) OP, No. 13 CrashClaimsR.Us Toyota, 56.212, 160.108, 1, 1, 2.853, 0.292
38) JJ Yeley OP, No. 66 Coble Enterprises Ford, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
39) Brennan Poole(i), No. 47 AutosbyNelson/Solid Rock Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
(*)Required to qualify on time, (OP) Top 30 in Owner Points, (i)Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Starting Line Up: 7th Annual Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 - Pocono Raceway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 Hellmann's Chevrolet, 53.359, 168.669
2) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 53.470, 168.319
3) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Pelonis Toyota, 53.588, 167.948
4) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 53.604, 167.898
5) Sammy Smith, No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 53.620, 167.848
6) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 53.642, 167.779
7) Josh Berry, No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 53.911, 166.942
8) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 53.984, 166.716
9) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 54.235, 165.945
10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr.(i), No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 54.270, 165.837
11) Santino Ferrucci, No. 26 Freedom Alliance Toyota, 54.293, 165.767
12) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 54.329, 165.657
13) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 54.366, 165.545
14) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 54.380, 165.502
15) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 A-GAME Ford, 54.471, 165.226
16) Cole Custer(i), No. 07 G Coin Ford, 54.489, 165.171
17) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Half Off Wholesale Chevrolet, 54.508, 165.113
18) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Fly & Form Concrete Structures Chevrolet, 54.693, 164.555
19) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Puryear Tank Lines Chevrolet, 54.759, 164.357
20) Kyle Sieg #, No. 38 US Hydrations/Sparkling Ice Ford, 54.775, 164.309
21) Landon Cassill, No. 10 Carnomaly Chevrolet, 54.907, 163.914
22) Alex Labbe, No. 36  Chevrolet, 54.919, 163.878
23) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Alka-Seltzer Chevrolet, 54.950, 163.785
24) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 John Civetta & Sons Chevrolet, 55.032, 163.541
25) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 55.120, 163.280
26) Brandon Brown, No. 68 Brandonbilt Foundations Chevrolet, 55.127, 163.259
27) Sage Karam, No. 45 CRC Brakleen Chevrolet, 55.281, 162.805
28) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Bommarito Automotive Group Chevrolet, 55.346, 162.613
29) Mason Massey, No. 91 Rich Mar Florist Chevrolet, 55.352, 162.596
30) Stefan Parsons(i), No. 5 Kelly Chevrolet, 55.362, 162.566
31) Ronnie Bassett Jr., No. 77 Jerry Hunt Supercenter Chevrolet, 55.366, 162.555
32) Rajah Caruth(i), No. 44 Martin De Porres Chevrolet, 55.368, 162.549
33) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 55.590, 161.900
34) David Starr, No. 08 TicketSmarter Ford, Owner Points,
35) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 KSDT Chevrolet, Owner Points,
36) Patrick Emerling, No. 35 Kitty Kat Coin Chevrolet, Owner Points,
37) Timmy Hill(i), No. 13 CrashClaimsR.Us Toyota, Owner Points,
38) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Coble Enterprises Ford, Owner Points,
Did Not Qualify: No. 47 Brennan Poole (i)
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Track Qualifying Record: Erik Jones, 06/04/16, 51.1579 sec, 175.926 mph

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Ron Fleshman is NASCAR Editor at Ris-News.com

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