Brandon Jones Wins Martinsville Pole

NBC Sports

MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS - Brandon Jones enters Saturday’s Dead on Tools 250 in a must win situation if he is to become the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity champion. He did a good job.  Brandon Jones enters Saturday’s Dead on Tools 250 on the pole with no one ahead of him.  His speed of 95.482 mph in his No. 19 Toyota. And gives him on the pole.

It was Jones’ 8th career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole, 4 of which in the last 9 races. He enters the cut race 38 points below the cutline but luckily for him, he won the spring race here and picks up where he left off this past April. This was his 7th top 7 starting spot in the last 9 races.

Sheldon Creed will start alongside of Jones on Saturday. The RCR driver turned in a speed of 95.333 mph in his No. 2 Chevrolet. Creed qualified 5th here in April as this is his best qualifying effort of the season. His previous best was 3rd at Darlington, Kansas and Talladega. He has 8 top 10 starting spots in the last 10 races.

Sammy Smith (95.314 mph) starts third in his No. 18 Toyota for his sixth top 8 starting spot in eight races run this season. Ty Gibbs rolls off fourth (95.165 mph) in his No. 54 Toyota to give JGR 3 of the top 4 starting spots. Gibbs now has four straight top four starting positions and 17 consecutive top 10 starting spots. He rolled off on the pole in April and was 2nd in this race for a year ago.

A pair of JR Motorsports drivers will share Row 3 with Noah Gragson (95.079 mph) and Justin Allgaier (94.482 mph) rolling off 5th and 6th respectively. Gragson has started in the top 3 rows in 7 of the last 10 races with Allgaier having a top 6 start in 5 of the last 7 himself.

AJ Allmendinger (9th), Josh Berry (13th), Sam Mayer (22nd) and Austin Hill (36th) will come from behind. The good news for them is none of the last 6 races here were won by a top 5 starter. The bad news is, since the Xfinity Series returned to the Martinsville, only JR Motorsports (both 2021 races) and Joe Gibbs Racing (Fall 2020, Spring 2022) have won at Martinsville. They combined to make up 5 of the top 6 starting spots.

Austin Hill blew a tube going into qualifying and didn’t make a qualifying attempt. Daniel Hemric crashed in practice and also didn’t qualify. Kyle Weatherman also didn’t make an attempt himself.

Qualifying on Friday was also big for pit selection next weekend. While the Championship 4 will get the first four picks of stalls, it’s in order to which they qualified on Friday meaning will likely pick the first pit stall next week as the top qualifier among playoff drivers this afternoon and Austin Hill will go last as the 36th placed qualifier.

Practice: 3rd Annual Dead On Tools 250 - Martinsville Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, On Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Ty Gibbs (P), No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 20.348 sec, 93.061 mph, 6, 33, ---.---, ---.---
2) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 20.355, 93.029, 4, 33, -0.007 sec, -0.007 
3) AJ Allmendinger (P), No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 20.375, 92.937, 6, 28, -0.027, -0.020
4) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-game Ford, 20.388, 92.878, 8, 28, -0.040, -0.013
5) Landon Cassill, No. 10 StormX Chevrolet, 20.438, 92.651, 6, 24, -0.090, -0.050
6) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 20.458, 92.560, 4, 16, -0.110, -0.020
7) Brandon Jones (P), No. 19 Menards/Tuscany Faucets Toyota, 20.460, 92.551, 10, 33, -0.112, -0.002
8) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 20.466, 92.524, 7, 32, -0.118, -0.006
9) Joe Graf Jr, No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Ford, 20.495, 92.393, 7, 33, -0.147, -0.029
10) Justin Allgaier (P), No. 7 iRacing/BRANDT Chevrolet, 20.500, 92.371, 5, 26, -0.152, -0.005
11) Austin Hill # (P), No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 20.505, 92.348, 3, 33, -0.157, -0.005
12) Sammy Smith (P), No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 20.507, 92.339, 18, 26, -0.159, -0.002
13) Blaine Perkins(i), No. 02 Warrior Health Foundation Chevrolet, 20.514, 92.308, 10, 31, -0.166, -0.007
14) Sam Mayer (P), No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 20.516, 92.299, 8, 32, -0.168, -0.002
15) Noah Gragson (P), No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 20.536, 92.209, 14, 34, -0.188, -0.020
16) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 Dead On Tools Chevrolet, 20.544, 92.173, 13, 23, -0.196, -0.008
17) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Larue Industrial Snow Blowers Chevrolet, 20.548, 92.155, 9, 25, -0.200, -0.004
18) Rajah Caruth(i), No. 44 Virginia State Chevrolet, 20.557, 92.115, 9, 31, -0.209, -0.009
19) Myatt Snider, No. 31 TaxSlayer Chevrolet, 20.568, 92.065, 10, 20, -0.220, -0.011
20) Nicholas Sanchez, No. 48 Borchetta Bourbon Chevrolet, 20.574, 92.039, 8, 23, -0.226, -0.006
21) Mason Massey, No. 91 Anderson Power Services Chevrolet, 20.579, 92.016, 9, 22, -0.231, -0.005
22) Josh Berry (P), No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 20.621, 91.829, 17, 20, -0.273, -0.042
23) Derek Griffith, No. 26 Hudson Speedway Toyota, 20.645, 91.722, 19, 40, -0.297, -0.024
24) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 20.653, 91.686, 4, 27, -0.305, -0.008
25) Kris Wright(i), No. 68 First National Bank Chevrolet, 20.654, 91.682, 7, 24, -0.306, -0.001
26) Brandon Brown, No. 08 Solid Rock Carriers Ford, 20.672, 91.602, 8, 24, -0.324, -0.018
27) Ronnie Bassett Jr, No. 77 Jerry Hunt Supercenter Chevrolet, 20.686, 91.540, 9, 22, -0.338, -0.014
28) Howie Disavino III, No. 45 Travis Mills Foundation Chevrolet, 20.698, 91.487, 6, 26, -0.350, -0.012
29) Josh Williams, No. 92 Sleep Well Inc. Chevrolet, 20.704, 91.461, 9, 22, -0.356, -0.006
30) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Spartan Waste/Fox Sports 98.3 Chevrolet, 20.710, 91.434, 15, 21, -0.362, -0.006
31) Stefan Parsons(i), No. 78 Rich Mar Florist Racing Chevrolet, 20.716, 91.408, 14, 27, -0.368, -0.006
32) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Aleve Chevrolet, 20.719, 91.394, 5, 17, -0.371, -0.003
33) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 Williamsburg Contracting Chevrolet, 20.750, 91.258, 12, 15, -0.402, -0.031
34) Matt Mills(i), No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 20.837, 90.877, 12, 15, -0.489, -0.087
35) Patrick Emerling, No. 35 Jordan Tiegs Designs Chevrolet, 20.838, 90.872, 8, 21, -0.490, -0.001
36) Chad Finchum, No. 13 Finishing Touch/Food City Toyota, 20.840, 90.864, 3, 13, -0.492, -0.002
37) Dawson Cram, No. 47 KMI Trucking Chevrolet, 20.866, 90.751, 6, 6, -0.518, -0.026
38) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford, 20.878, 90.698, 8, 26, -0.530, -0.012
39) JJ Yeley, No. 66 CW & Sons Infrastructure Toyota, 20.938, 90.438, 10, 20, -0.590, -0.060
40) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 eRacing Association Chevrolet, 21.160, 89.490, 4, 4, -0.812, -0.222

Best 10 Consecutive Lap Average
Pos, Driver, Car, From Lap, To Lap, Avg Speed
1) AJ Allmendinger (P), No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 2, 11, 92.448 mph
2) Ty Gibbs (P), No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 19, 28, 92.371
3) Landon Cassill, No. 10 StormX Chevrolet, 2, 11, 92.192
4) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 2, 11, 92.133
5) Brandon Jones (P), No. 19 Menards/Tuscany Faucets Toyota, 20, 29, 92.055
6) Austin Hill # (P), No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 3, 12, 91.994
7) Sam Mayer (P), No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 7, 16, 91.934
8) Noah Gragson (P), No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 5, 14, 91.876
9) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-game Ford, 2, 11, 91.824
10) Sammy Smith (P), No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 5, 14, 91.818
11) Rajah Caruth(i), No. 44 Virginia State Chevrolet, 6, 15, 91.813
12) Justin Allgaier (P), No. 7 iRacing/BRANDT Chevrolet, 11, 20, 91.779
13) Blaine Perkins(i), No. 02 Warrior Health Foundation Chevrolet, 3, 12, 91.755
14) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 6, 15, 91.632
15) Derek Griffith, No. 26 Hudson Speedway Toyota, 10, 19, 91.454
16) Josh Berry (P), No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 4, 13, 91.434
17) Nicholas Sanchez, No. 48 Borchetta Bourbon Chevrolet, 4, 13, 91.401
18) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 2, 11, 91.345
19) Joe Graf Jr, No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Ford, 4, 13, 91.154
20) Stefan Parsons(i), No. 78 Rich Mar Florist Racing Chevrolet, 7, 16, 91.079
21) Brandon Brown, No. 08 Solid Rock Carriers Ford, 2, 11, 90.944
22) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 1, 10, 90.818
23) Kris Wright(i), No. 68 First National Bank Chevrolet, 4, 13, 90.804
24) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford, 4, 13, 89.847
25) Howie Disavino III, No. 45 Travis Mills Foundation Chevrolet, 2, 11, 89.534
* Must run 10 consecutive laps

Qualifying Results: 3rd Annual Dead On Tools 250 - Martinsville Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed, Lap #, # Laps, -Fastest, -Next
1) Brandon Jones (P), No. 19 Menards/Tuscany Faucets Toyota, 19.832, 95.482 mph, 2, 2, 0.000, 0.000
2) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 19.863, 95.333, 1, 2, 0.031, 0.031
3) Sammy Smith (P), No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 19.867, 95.314, 2, 2, 0.035, 0.004
4) Ty Gibbs (P), No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 19.898, 95.165, 2, 2, 0.066, 0.031
5) Noah Gragson (P), No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 19.916, 95.079, 2, 2, 0.084, 0.018
6) Justin Allgaier (P), No. 7 iRacing/BRANDT Chevrolet, 20.042, 94.482, 2, 2, 0.210, 0.126
7) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 Dead On Tools Chevrolet, 20.092, 94.246, 2, 2, 0.260, 0.050
8) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 20.099, 94.214, 2, 2, 0.267, 0.007
9) AJ Allmendinger (P), No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 20.102, 94.200, 2, 2, 0.270, 0.003
10) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Spartan Waste/Fox Sports 98.3 Chevrolet, 20.109, 94.167, 2, 2, 0.277, 0.007
11) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 20.121, 94.111, 2, 2, 0.289, 0.012
12) Joe Graf Jr, No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Ford, 20.161, 93.924, 2, 2, 0.329, 0.040
13) Josh Berry (P), No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 20.179, 93.840, 1, 2, 0.347, 0.018
14) Myatt Snider, No. 31 TaxSlayer Chevrolet, 20.196, 93.761, 1, 2, 0.364, 0.017
15) Derek Griffith, No. 26 Hudson Speedway Toyota, 20.207, 93.710, 1, 2, 0.375, 0.011
16) Landon Cassill, No. 10 StormX Chevrolet, 20.208, 93.705, 2, 2, 0.376, 0.001
17) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-game Ford, 20.258, 93.474, 1, 2, 0.426, 0.050
18) Rajah Caruth(i), No. 44 Virginia State Chevrolet, 20.258, 93.474, 2, 2, 0.426, 0.000
19) Howie Disavino III, No. 45 Travis Mills Foundation Chevrolet, 20.260, 93.465, 2, 2, 0.428, 0.002
20) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Aleve Chevrolet, 20.266, 93.437, 2, 2, 0.434, 0.006
21) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Larue Industrial Snow Blowers Chevrolet, 20.267, 93.433, 2, 2, 0.435, 0.001
22) Sam Mayer (P), No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 20.271, 93.414, 1, 2, 0.439, 0.004
23) Blaine Perkins(i), No. 02 Warrior Health Foundation Chevrolet, 20.285, 93.350, 2, 2, 0.453, 0.014
24) Nicholas Sanchez, No. 48 Borchetta Bourbon Chevrolet, 20.318, 93.198, 1, 2, 0.486, 0.033
25) Stefan Parsons(i), No. 78 Rich Mar Florist Racing Chevrolet, 20.347, 93.065, 2, 2, 0.515, 0.029
26) Matt Mills(i), No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 20.372, 92.951, 2, 2, 0.540, 0.025
27) Brandon Brown, No. 08 Solid Rock Carriers Ford, 20.426, 92.705, 1, 2, 0.594, 0.054
28) JJ Yeley, No. 66 CW & Sons Infrastructure Toyota, 20.455, 92.574, 2, 2, 0.623, 0.029
29) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 Williamsburg Contracting Chevrolet, 20.509, 92.330, 2, 2, 0.677, 0.054
30) Patrick Emerling, No. 35 Jordan Tiegs Designs Chevrolet, 20.532, 92.227, 2, 2, 0.700, 0.023
31) Kris Wright(i), No. 68 First National Bank Chevrolet, 20.551, 92.142, 1, 2, 0.719, 0.019
32) Mason Massey, No. 91 Anderson Power Services Chevrolet, 20.552, 92.137, 2, 2, 0.720, 0.001
33) Josh Williams, No. 92 Sleep Well Inc. Chevrolet, 20.558, 92.110, 1, 2, 0.726, 0.006
34) CJ McLaughlin OP, No. 38 SciAps Ford, 20.642, 91.735, 1, 2, 0.810, 0.084
35) Chad Finchum OP, No. 13 Finishing Touch/Food City Toyota, 20.706, 91.452, 2, 2, 0.874, 0.064
36) Austin Hill # (P) OP, No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
37) Daniel Hemric OP, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
38) Kyle Weatherman OP, No. 34 eRacing Association Chevrolet, 0.000, 0.000, 0, 0, -----, -----
39) Dawson Cram, No. 47 KMI Trucking Chevrolet, 20.923, 90.503, 2, 2, 1.091, 20.923
40) Ronnie Bassett Jr, No. 77 Jerry Hunt Supercenter Chevrolet, 20.942, 90.421, 1, 2, 1.110, 0.019

Starting Line Up: 3rd Annual Dead On Tools 250 - Martinsville Speedway
Pos, Driver, Car, Time, Speed
1) Brandon Jones (P), No. 19 Menards/Tuscany Faucets Toyota, 19.832, 95.482 mph
2) Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 19.863, 95.333
3) Sammy Smith (P), No. 18 Pilot Flying J Toyota, 19.867, 95.314
4) Ty Gibbs (P), No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 19.898, 95.165
5) Noah Gragson (P), No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 19.916, 95.079
6) Justin Allgaier (P), No. 7 iRacing/BRANDT Chevrolet, 20.042, 94.482
7) Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 Dead On Tools Chevrolet, 20.092, 94.246
8) Riley Herbst, No. 98 Monster Energy Ford, 20.099, 94.214
9) AJ Allmendinger (P), No. 16 Action Industries Chevrolet, 20.102, 94.200
10) Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Spartan Waste/Fox Sports 98.3 Chevrolet, 20.109, 94.167
11) Jeb Burton, No. 27 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, 20.121, 94.111
12) Joe Graf Jr, No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Ford, 20.161, 93.924
13) Josh Berry (P), No. 8 Tire Pros Chevrolet, 20.179, 93.840
14) Myatt Snider, No. 31 TaxSlayer Chevrolet, 20.196, 93.761
15) Derek Griffith, No. 26 Hudson Speedway Toyota, 20.207, 93.710
16) Landon Cassill, No. 10 StormX Chevrolet, 20.208, 93.705
17) Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-game Ford, 20.258, 93.474
18) Rajah Caruth(i), No. 44 Virginia State Chevrolet, 20.258, 93.474
19) Howie Disavino III, No. 45 Travis Mills Foundation Chevrolet, 20.260, 93.465
20) Bayley Currey, No. 4 Aleve Chevrolet, 20.266, 93.437
21) Alex Labbe, No. 36 Larue Industrial Snow Blowers Chevrolet, 20.267, 93.433
22) Sam Mayer (P), No. 1 Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 20.271, 93.414
23) Blaine Perkins(i), No. 02 Warrior Health Foundation Chevrolet, 20.285, 93.350
24) Nicholas Sanchez, No. 48 Borchetta Bourbon Chevrolet, 20.318, 93.198
25) Stefan Parsons(i), No. 78 Rich Mar Florist Racing Chevrolet, 20.347, 93.065
26) Matt Mills(i), No. 5 J.F. Electric Chevrolet, 20.372, 92.951
27) Brandon Brown, No. 08 Solid Rock Carriers Ford, 20.426, 92.705
28) JJ Yeley, No. 66 CW & Sons Infrastructure Toyota, 20.455, 92.574
29) Ryan Vargas, No. 6 Williamsburg Contracting Chevrolet, 20.509, 92.330
30) Patrick Emerling, No. 35 Jordan Tiegs Designs Chevrolet, 20.532, 92.227
31) Kris Wright(i), No. 68 First National Bank Chevrolet, 20.551, 92.142
32) Mason Massey, No. 91 Anderson Power Services Chevrolet, 20.552, 92.137
33) Josh Williams, No. 92 Sleep Well Inc. Chevrolet, 20.558, 92.110
34) CJ McLaughlin, No. 38 SciAps Ford, Owner Points,
35) Chad Finchum, No. 13 Finishing Touch/Food City Toyota, Owner Points,
36) Austin Hill # (P), No. 21 Global Industrial Chevrolet, Owner Points,
37) Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, Owner Points,
38) Kyle Weatherman, No. 34 eRacing Association Chevrolet, Owner Points,
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie, (P) Playoffs

Did Not Qualify: No. 47 Dawson Cram, No. 77 Ronnie Bassett Jr

Track Qualifying Record: Ty Gibbs, 04/08/22, 19.7281 sec, 95.985 mph

Track Race Record: Sam Ard, 09/25/82, 00:59:25, 79.607 mph

Ronald Fleshman with John Davison

Ron Fleshman with John Davison

Read More on Cup / XFINITY / Truck news
Volume 2022, Issue 10, Posted 6:21 PM, 10.28.2022