Austin Cindric Leads the Field: Starting Line-up for NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Homestead-Miami

Published 02/25/2021, 10:05 AM EST
Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Xfinity Series driver Austin Cindric (22) leads the field during the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


This weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity paddock will make landfall at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida. Austin Cindric will start on pole position with Daniel Hemric alongside him on the front row. Without a doubt, the reigning champion is definitely one of the favorites to win the race.

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Harrison Burton and Brandon Jones will make up the second row of the grid. Meanwhile, Jeb Burton will round out the top five ahead of Brett Moffitt, Brandon Brown, Justin Haley, Jeremy Clements, and Myatt Snider.

Cindric on the pole and Hemric on the front row for Xfinity race Saturday at Homestead. @NASCARONFOX pic.twitter.com/iXep9dHOfj

— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 24, 2021

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It is also note-worthy that Haley will pull double duty, as he is competing in the Cup race as well. Outside the top 10, Landon Cassill and Kyle Weatherman will start ahead of Ty Dillon and Jesse Little. Row 8 will consist of Josh Williams and Joe Graf Jr, while Matt Mills and Michael Annett will line up behind them.

How does the rest of the grid stack up behind Austin Cindric?

A disappointed Justin Allgaier will start in 19th place, while rookie driver Josh Berry will round out the top 20. Another rookie is Santino Ferrucci, who will share the 11th row with Ryan Sieg.
In addition to that, several other notable Xfinity Series names also failed to make an impression on the starting grid.

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To be precise, Noah Gragson and AJ Allmendinger will make up Row 12. Meanwhile, Riley Herbst will find himself all the way down in 29th. Ryan Vargas and Tyler Reddick will also be bitterly disappointed to qualify in 35th and 38th positions. However, the race is a long one and anything can happen in Saturday’s race.
Austin Cindric has been in fine form so far, winning the first race and finishing second in the next one. Now, he will be aiming to carry that momentum forward to this weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami.
The big question now is, will Cindric be a runaway championship leader, or will someone take the fight to him?

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