Brandon Jones Wins Darlington Xfinity Pole

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DARLINGTON, SC – RIS – Brandon Jones sped to the pole for the Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway Saturday.  Jones has picked up multiple poles in a single season, besting the field in Saturday’s single-car qualifying.  Jones, who has a win at the Track Too Tough to Tame, will lead the field to greern on Saturday afternoon.

The 25-year-old narrowly edged out Noah Gragson for the top spot in qualifying, beating the JR Motorsports driver by four-hundredths of a second, en-route to his fifth career pole.

Gragson, the defending winner of the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, will start alongside Jones on the front row for Saturday’s event.  Sheldon Creed and Austin Hill – teammates for Richard Childress Racing – will share the second row when the event gets underway on Saturday. Entering the race, Creed sits 13th in points, 43 points outside the playoffs.

Ty Gibbs, a teammate to Brandon Jones, completed the top five, with Justin Allgaier, Kyle Larson, Riley Herbst, Landon Cassill, and Daniel Hemric earning starting spots inside the top-10.

Driving for Alpha Prime Racing, Stefan Parsons secured the second top-15 starting spot of his NASCAR Xfinity Series career, placing the No. 45 Chevrolet Camaro in 14th.

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Volume 2022, Issue 9, Posted 2:49 PM, 09.03.2022