Daniel Hemric to Line up on Pole Position for NASCAR Xfinity Race at Phoenix

Published 03/11/2021, 8:06 AM EST
Feb 27, 2021; Miami, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Daniel Hemric (18) and Austin Cindric (22) lead the field to start the Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


With the Las Vegas race done and dusted, the NASCAR paddock is set to its focus to the Phoenix Raceway. This weekend, Daniel Hemric will start on pole position, with Brandon Jones on the front row. Lining up behind them will be championship leader Austin Cindric and Vegas winner, AJ Allmendinger.

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On the third row, Justin Haley will start ahead of Jeb Burton, Harrison Burton, and Michael Annett. Meanwhile, Josh Berry and Noah Gragson will complete the Ttop 10 drivers. Brandon Brown and Justin Allgaier will complete the sixth row on the grid, with Jeremy Clements and Santino Ferrucci behind them.

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Tommy Joe Martins and Joe Graf Jr will line up on the eighth row, ahead of Josh Williams and Landon Cassill. Meanwhile, Homestead-Miami winner Myatt Snider will have a mountain ahead of him in 19th place, with Brett Moffit behind him.

How does the rest of the pack line up behind Daniel Hemric?

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Jeffrey Earnhardt and Dexter Bean just missed out on a top 20 berth. Meanwhile, Jesse Little and Colby Howard will take up the 12th row on the grid. Ryan Vargas will head up Row 13, ahead of Kyle Weatherman in the #47 car. Rookie driver Ty Gibbs will start in 27th place in his second Xfinity Series start, with Blaine Perkins alongside him.

TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 22: Daniel Hemric, driver of the #19 DrawTite Ford, stands on the grid prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 22, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Bayley Currey will start 29th, ahead of a disappointed Riley Herbst and Ryan Sieg. Jade Buford, in the #48 Big Machine Racing car, will start 32nd on the grid. JJ Yeley and Gray Gaulding will make up Row 17, in front of Stefan Parsons and Alex Labbe. David Starr, Matt Mills, Timmy Hill, and Chad Finchum will line up at the back of the pack.

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To be perfectly honest, Starr will probably be wary of Noah Gragson, after last weekend. Meanwhile, Gragson will probably try his level best to not go head-first into another driver. All joking aside, he will be one of several drivers who will chase after Daniel Hemric for the win.

MORE: WATCH: Noah Gragson Denied by Massive Wreck After Coming Close to NASCAR Xfinity Win at Homestead-Miami

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