Austin Cindric Leads the Field: Line-up for NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Atlanta

Published 03/18/2021, 11:54 AM EDT
Feb 20, 2021; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric (22) leads AJ Allmendinger (16) and Brett Moffitt (02) during the Super Start Batteries 188 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Austin Cindric has been in sublime form in 2021. In the five races that have run their course, he has never finished outside the top five. This includes two wins, namely at the Daytona International Speedway and the latest race at the Phoenix Raceway. Other than that, he finished second at the Daytona road course, fifth at Homestead-Miami, and fourth at Las Vegas.

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Now, Cindric is continuing his excellent run with pole position at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Alongside his Ford on the front row is Jeb Burton in the #10 Chevrolet car. Burton leads a trio of Chevy cars, comprising of himself, AJ Allmendinger, and Brandon Brown. Meanwhile, Harrison Burton’s Toyota is in fifth place, making it three different manufacturers in the top five.

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Justin Allgaier starts in sixth place, with Brett Moffitt in eighth for Chevrolet. Meanwhile, Riley Herbst’s Ford acts as the filling in the Chevy sandwich. Myatt Snider and Jeremy Clements complete the top 10 in an all-Chevrolet front row. Meanwhile, Daniel Hemric and Santino Ferrucci comprise an all-Toyota sixth row. Justin Haley, Bayley Currey, Tommy Joe Martins, and Brandon Jones make up the top 16.

How does everyone else line up behind Austin Cindric?

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Timmy Hill starts in 17th place, ahead of Martin Truex Jr, who is making a return to the Xfinity scene. Josh Williams and Landon Cassill make up the tail end of the top 20. Jade Buford and Josh Berry line up in 21st and 22nd place, ahead of Colby Howard and Joe Graf Jr. Blaine Perkins and Jeffrey Earnhardt make up the 13th row on the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series grid.

Michael Annett, Cody Ware, Dexter Bean, and a disappointed Noah Gragson round out the top 30. Admittedly, Gragson will be desperate to get his season up and running, especially after he had been getting unlucky on many occasions.

Kyle Weatherman, Mason Massey, Gray Gaulding, and Ryan Vargas line up from 31st to 34th. Finally, Ryan Sieg, Alex Labbe, Jesse Little, Chad Finchum, Matt Mills, and David Starr complete the EchoPark 250.

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MORE: WATCH: Austin Cindric Holds Off Ty Gibbs in a Thrilling Finish in NASCAR Xfinity Race at Phoenix

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