'Dinger Tops in Brickyard Xfinity Qualifying

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN – 29 JULY, 2022 – RIS) The surprise in qualifying for the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard was that there was no surprise. AJ Allmendinger and Ty Gibbs will occupy the front row for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, part of a triple-header weekend with IndyCar, Xfinity and NASCAR’s Cup Series all on the same track on the same weekend.

Ty Gibbs came out of the gates leading the practice session for the Xfinity Series on the IMS road course until Andy Lally clocked a slightly quicker time, leading the sheets until the next lap when Austin Hill broke the 1:32.000 wall with a lap of 1:31.918. Hill’s spot at the top of the charts didn’t last long as AJ Allmendinger knocked another 56 thousandths of a second off to move to the top practice before trimming a couple more thousandths off his lap time. In the early laps of the 20-minute session, Gibbs dropped back to tenth.

JJ Yeley dropped a wheel off the pavement leading to a spin into the gravel to end the session a minute and a half early while his No. 66 Toyota got towed out of the sandtrap so he could drive back to the pits before qualifying.

Sam Mayer was the first car on track for the first round of qualifying, which was fairly uneventful, with Mayer also first on track for the final round, clocking a 1:30.407. Alex Bowman lapped at 1:30.210, then Austin Hill’s lap of 1:31.187 put him in third place early until Noah Gragson’s 1:30.865 lap. AJ Allmendinger went on track late in the session, earning the fastest qualifying honors at 1:29.748/97.834 mph, just before Ty Gibbs scored his lap of 1:29.842, only 94 thousandths of a second back.

“I love this place, it means the world to me,” said ‘Dinger immediately following qualifying. Riley Herbst and Alex Bowman fill the second row followed by Sam Mayer, Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson, Josh Berry, Austin Hill and Justin Allgaier in the top ten slots.

Practice Times: 19th Annual Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet,, 1:31.680, 95.772 mph, 3, 6, ---.---, ---.---
2) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet,, 1:31.918, 95.524, 3, 5, -0.238, -0.238
3) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Can-Am Chevrolet,, 1:31.954, 95.487, 5, 5, -0.274, -0.036
4) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet,, 1:32.000, 95.439, 3, 7, -0.320, -0.046
5) Chase Briscoe(i), No. 07 Production Alliance Group Ford,, 1:32.003, 95.436, 3, 7, -0.323, -0.003
6) Josh Berry, No. 8 Jarrett Industries Chevrolet,, 1:32.067, 95.370, 3, 7, -0.387, -0.064
7) Andy Lally, No. 08 TicketSmarter/Special Report Ford,, 1:32.194, 95.238, 2, 4, -0.514, -0.127
8) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Huck's Market Chevrolet,, 1:32.200, 95.232, 2, 9, -0.520, -0.006
9) Landon Cassill, No. 10 StormX Chevrolet,, 1:32.272, 95.158, 2, 6, -0.592, -0.072
10) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota,, 1:32.291, 95.138, 1, 10, -0.611, -0.019
11) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford,, 1:32.361, 95.066, 4, 9, -0.681, -0.070
12) Noah Gragson, No. 9 BassProShops/TruTimber/BRCC Chevrolet,, 1:32.412, 95.014, 4, 8, -0.732, -0.051
13) Bubba Wallace(i), No. 18 DoorDash Toyota,, 1:32.514, 94.909, 6, 8, -0.834, -0.102
14) Alex Bowman(i), No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet,, 1:32.617, 94.803, 5, 7, -0.937, -0.103
15) Preston Pardus, No. 91 Chinchor Electric/Danus Chevrolet,, 1:32.640, 94.780, 2, 6, -0.960, -0.023
16) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT/Precision Build Chevrolet,, 1:32.695, 94.724, 4, 8, -1.015, -0.055
17) Sage Karam, No. 45 Market Rebellion Chevrolet,, 1:32.767, 94.650, 1, 6, -1.087, -0.072
18) Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet,, 1:32.802, 94.614, 6, 9, -1.122, -0.035
19) Ross Chastain(i), No. 92 Farmer's Promise Chevrolet,, 1:32.822, 94.594, 1, 4, -1.142, -0.020
20) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet,, 1:32.889, 94.526, 3, 6, -1.209, -0.067
21) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Wings Etc Grill & Pub Chevrolet,, 1:32.959, 94.455, 5, 5, -1.279, -0.070
22) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Ergodyne Work Gear Chevrolet,, 1:33.140, 94.271, 2, 6, -1.460, -0.181
23) Santino Ferrucci, No. 26 Screamin Sicilian/Kroger Toyota,, 1:33.175, 94.236, 3, 7, -1.495, -0.035
24) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Half Off Wholesale Chevrolet,, 1:33.204, 94.206, 2, 7, -1.524, -0.029
25) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/DuPont Air Filters Toyota,, 1:33.333, 94.076, 4, 4, -1.653, -0.129
26) Austin Dillon(i), No. 68 Maestro's Classic Chevrolet,, 1:33.361, 94.048, 2, 7, -1.681, -0.028
27) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevrolet,, 1:33.422, 93.986, 3, 6, -1.742, -0.061
28) Kaz Grala(i), No. 48 Ruedebusch.com/Big Machine Chevrolet,, 1:33.540, 93.868, 7, 7, -1.860, -0.118
29) Ty Dillon(i), No. 6 Black Hole Ammunitions Chevrolet,, 1:33.542, 93.866, 3, 5, -1.862, -0.002
30) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet,, 1:33.654, 93.754, 4, 5, -1.974, -0.112
31) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet,, 1:33.683, 93.725, 3, 3, -2.003, -0.029
32) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 K&L Ready Mix Chevrolet,, 1:33.740, 93.668, 2, 7, -2.060, -0.057
33) Patrick Gallagher, No. 38 Belle Haven Ford,, 1:33.964, 93.444, 2, 9, -2.284, -0.224
34) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing/A-Game Ford,, 1:33.989, 93.419, 7, 9, -2.309, -0.025
35) JJ Yeley, No. 66 Elliott's Trailers & Carts Toyota,, 1:34.060, 93.349, 4, 5, -2.380, -0.071
36) Brad Perez(i), No. 13 APEX Coffee Roasters Toyota,, 1:34.123, 93.286, 2, 7, -2.443, -0.063
37) Scott Heckert, No. 5 Malco Chevrolet,, 1:34.393, 93.020, 5, 5, -2.713, -0.270
38) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Hy-Vee Chevrolet,, 1:34.404, 93.009, 5, 5, -2.724, -0.011
39) Ryan Ellis, No. 44 KeenParts.com Chevrolet,, 1:34.884, 92.538, 4, 7, -3.204, -0.480
40) Brandon Brown, No. 47 MIke Harmon Racing Chevrolet,, 1:35.579, 91.865, 3, 5, -3.899, -0.695
41) Mason Filippi, No. 90 OpnFender.com/MtrizedShade Chevrolet, 1:37.310, 90.231, 1, 2, -5.630, -1.731
42) Parker Kligerman(i), No. 35 Pro Master Chevrolet, 1:39.181, 88.529, 1, 1, -7.501, -1.871
(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, 1, 10, 94.723 mph
Must run 10 consecutive laps

Time Trial Results:19th Annual Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course

Round 1A
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Huck's Market Chevrolet, 90.119, 97.431, 0, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 90.345, 97.187, 0, 1, 0.226, 0.226
3) Chase Briscoe(i), No. 07 Production Alliance Group Ford, 90.355, 97.177, 0, 1, 0.236, 0.010
4) Josh Berry, No. 8 Jarrett Industries Chevrolet, 90.682, 96.826, 0, 2, 0.563, 0.327
5) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 90.747, 96.757, 0, 2, 0.628, 0.065
6) Landon Cassill, No. 10 StormX Chevrolet, 90.884, 96.611, 0, 1, 0.765, 0.137
7) Bubba Wallace(i), No. 18 DoorDash Toyota, 90.903, 96.591, 0, 3, 0.784, 0.019
8) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 91.205, 96.271, 0, 3, 1.086, 0.302
9) Ross Chastain(i), No. 92 Farmer's Promise Chevrolet, 91.381, 96.086, 0, 3, 1.262, 0.176
10) Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet, 91.480, 95.982, 0, 3, 1.361, 0.099
11) Andy Lally, No. 08 TicketSmarter/Special Report Ford, 91.837, 95.609, 0, 2, 1.718, 0.357
12) Preston Pardus, No. 91 Chinchor Electric/Danus Chevrolet, 91.885, 95.559, 0, 4, 1.766, 0.048
13) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevrolet, 92.086, 95.350, 0, 3, 1.967, 0.201
14) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 K&L Ready Mix Chevrolet, 92.123, 95.312, 0, 2, 2.004, 0.037
15) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 92.273, 95.157, 0, 5, 2.154, 0.150
16) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Wings Etc Grill & Pub Chevrolet, 92.280, 95.150, 0, 4, 2.161, 0.007
17) Ryan Ellis, No. 44 KeenParts.com Chevrolet, 92.613, 94.807, 0, 4, 2.494, 0.333
18) Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 92.677, 94.742, 0, 2, 2.558, 0.064
19) Patrick Gallagher, No. 38 Belle Haven Ford, 93.315, 94.094, 0, 6, 3.196, 0.638
20) Brandon Brown, No. 47 MIke Harmon Racing Chevrolet, 94.505, 92.909, 0, 4, 4.386, 1.190
21) Parker Kligerman(i), No. 35 Pro Master Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----

Round 1B
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 89.860, 97.712, 0, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Alex Bowman(i), No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 90.294, 97.242, 0, 1, 0.434, 0.434
3) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 90.299, 97.237, 0, 1, 0.439, 0.005
4) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, 90.837, 96.661, 0, 1, 0.977, 0.538
5) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT/Precision Build Chevrolet, 90.842, 96.656, 0, 3, 0.982, 0.005
6) Sage Karam, No. 45 Market Rebellion Chevrolet, 90.899, 96.595, 0, 1, 1.039, 0.057
7) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Can-Am Chevrolet, 90.939, 96.553, 0, 3, 1.079, 0.040
8) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 91.241, 96.233, 0, 1, 1.381, 0.302
9) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Half Off Wholesale Chevrolet, 91.328, 96.141, 0, 1, 1.468, 0.087
10) Austin Dillon(i), No. 68 Maestro's Classic Chevrolet, 91.516, 95.944, 0, 1, 1.656, 0.188
11) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Ergodyne Work Gear Chevrolet, 91.689, 95.763, 0, 3, 1.829, 0.173
12) Kaz Grala(i), No. 48 Ruedebusch.com/Big Machine Chevrolet, 91.970, 95.470, 0, 4, 2.110, 0.281
13) Ty Dillon(i), No. 6 Black Hole Ammunitions Chevrolet, 92.163, 95.270, 0, 3, 2.303, 0.193
14) Santino Ferrucci, No. 26 Screamin Sicilian/Kroger Toyota, 92.546, 94.876, 0, 5, 2.686, 0.383
15) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing/A-Game Ford, 92.570, 94.851, 0, 2, 2.710, 0.024
16) Scott Heckert, No. 5 Malco Chevrolet, 92.587, 94.834, 0, 5, 2.727, 0.017
17) Bayley Currey OP, No. 4 Hy-Vee Chevrolet, 93.032, 94.380, 0, 5, 3.172, 0.445
18) JJ Yeley OP, No. 66 Elliott's Trailers & Carts Toyota, 93.840, 93.568, 0, 5, 3.980, 0.808
19) Brandon Jones OP, No. 19 Menards/DuPont Air Filters Toyota, 94.393, 93.020, 0, 1, 4.533, 0.553
20) Brad Perez(i), No. 13 APEX Coffee Roasters Toyota, 92.997, 94.416, 0, 7, 3.137, 1.396
21) Mason Filippi, No. 90 OpenFender.com/Motorized Shade Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----

Round 2
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 89.748, 97.834, 1, 1, 0.000, 0.000
2) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 89.842, 97.732, 1, 1, 0.094, 0.094
3) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 90.076, 97.478, 1, 1, 0.328, 0.234
4) Alex Bowman(i), No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 90.210, 97.333, 1, 1, 0.462, 0.134
5) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Huck's Market Chevrolet, 90.407, 97.121, 1, 1, 0.659, 0.197
6) Chase Briscoe(i), No. 07 Production Alliance Group Ford, 90.614, 96.899, 1, 2, 0.866, 0.207
7) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 90.865, 96.631, 1, 1, 1.117, 0.251
8) Josh Berry, No. 8 Jarrett Industries Chevrolet, 91.022, 96.465, 1, 1, 1.274, 0.157
9) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, 91.187, 96.290, 1, 1, 1.439, 0.165
10) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT/Precision Build Chevrolet, 91.321, 96.149, 1, 1, 1.573, 0.134

Starting Line Up: 19th Annual Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 89.748, 97.834
2) Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 89.842, 97.732
3) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 90.076, 97.478
4) Alex Bowman(i), No. 17 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, 90.210, 97.333
5) Sam Mayer, No. 1 Huck's Market Chevrolet, 90.407, 97.121
6) Chase Briscoe(i), No. 07 Production Alliance Group Ford, 90.614, 96.899
7) Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 90.865, 96.631
8) Josh Berry, No. 8 Jarrett Industries Chevrolet, 91.022, 96.465
9) Austin Hill #, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, 91.187, 96.290
10) Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT/Precision Build Chevrolet, 91.321, 96.149
11) Landon Cassill, No. 10 StormX Chevrolet, 90.884, 96.611
12) Sage Karam, No. 45 Market Rebellion Chevrolet, 90.899, 96.595
13) Bubba Wallace(i), No. 18 DoorDash Toyota, 90.903, 96.591
14) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Can-Am Chevrolet, 90.939, 96.553
15) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 91.205, 96.271
16) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 91.241, 96.233
17) Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Half Off Wholesale Chevrolet, 91.328, 96.141
18) Ross Chastain(i), No. 92 Farmer's Promise Chevrolet, 91.381, 96.086
19) Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet, 91.480, 95.982
20) Austin Dillon(i), No. 68 Maestro's Classic Chevrolet, 91.516, 95.944
21) Jeb Burton, No. 27 Ergodyne Work Gear Chevrolet, 91.689, 95.763
22) Andy Lally, No. 08 TicketSmarter/Special Report Ford, 91.837, 95.609
23) Preston Pardus, No. 91 Chinchor Electric/Danus Chevrolet, 91.885, 95.559
24) Kaz Grala(i), No. 48 Ruedebusch.com/Big Machine Chevrolet, 91.970, 95.470
25) Myatt Snider, No. 31 Louisiana Hot Sauce Chevrolet, 92.086, 95.350
26) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 K&L Ready Mix Chevrolet, 92.123, 95.312
27) Ty Dillon(i), No. 6 Black Hole Ammunitions Chevrolet, 92.163, 95.270
28) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 Equity Prime Mortgage Chevrolet, 92.273, 95.157
29) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Wings Etc Grill & Pub Chevrolet, 92.280, 95.150
30) Santino Ferrucci, No. 26 Screamin Sicilian/Kroger Toyota, 92.546, 94.876
31) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing/A-Game Ford, 92.570, 94.851
32) Scott Heckert, No. 5 Malco Chevrolet, 92.587, 94.834
33) Ryan Ellis, No. 44 KeenParts.com Chevrolet, 92.613, 94.807
34) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Hy-Vee Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
35) Patrick Gallagher, No. 38 Belle Haven Ford, Owner Points, 
36) Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/DuPont Air Filters Toyota, Owner Points, 
37) Parker Kligerman(i), No. 35 Pro Master Chevrolet, Owner Points, 
38) Brandon Brown, No. 47 MIke Harmon Racing Chevrolet, 94.505, 92.909
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Did Not Qualify: No. 66 JJ Yeley,No. 78 Josh Williams,No. 13 Brad Perez(i),No. 90 Mason Filippi

Track Qualifying Record: AJ Allmendinger: 07/29/22 – 1:29.748, 97.834 mph

John Davison

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

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