Erik Jones earns second straight Xfinity Series pole

CCQwdB8UgAAKdzsErik Jones, with a qualifying lap speed of 185.166 MPH, captured the pole for tonight’s NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS).

This was Jones’ second series pole of the 2015 season, his second series career pole and his first series pole at “the No Limits Wild Asphalt Circus.”

Starting on the outside pole to start second with a qualifying lap speed of 184.862 MPH will be Brad Keselowski, and they will be followed by Austin Dillon (184.470 MPH) starting third, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Daniel Suarez (184.464) fourth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (184.175) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Regan Smith (184.005 MPH) starting sixth, Brian Scott (184.005) seventh, ROTY contender Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. (183.555) seventh, the defending series champion Chase Elliott (183.430) ninth and Chris Buescher (183.368) will start from 10th.

With only 40 drivers attempting to fill the 40-car starting lineup, there was no one failing to make the race.

The 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 is set to get started around 8:50 p.m. (ET) tonight, and FOX Sports 1 will be providing television coverage of the event.

O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Best Speed Best Time Gap
1 20 Erik Jones(i) 185.166 29.163 Leader
2 22 Brad Keselowski (i) 184.862 29.211 -0.048
3 33 Austin Dillon(i) 184.470 29.273 -0.062
4 18 Daniel Suarez # 184.464 29.274 -0.001
5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr(i) 184.175 29.320 -0.046
6 7 Regan Smith 184.005 29.347 -0.027
7 2 Brian Scott 183.786 29.382 -0.035
8 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 183.555 29.419 -0.037
9 9 Chase Elliott 183.430 29.439 -0.020
10 60 Chris Buescher 183.368 29.449 -0.010
11 54 Denny Hamlin (i) 183.138 29.486 -0.037
12 62 Brendan Gaughan 182.556 29.580 -0.094
Eliminated From Round 2
13 1 Elliot Sadler 181.867 29.692 -0.112
14 16 Ryan Reed 181.537 29.746 -0.054
15 25 John Wes Townley (i) 181.525 29.748 -0.002
16 3 Ty Dillon 181.470 29.757 -0.009
17 98 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) 181.397 29.769 -0.012
18 43 Dakoda Armstrong 180.656 29.891 -0.122
19 39 Ryan Sieg 180.524 29.913 -0.022
20 28 J.J. Yeley 180.258 29.957 -0.044
21 4 Ross Chastain # 180.108 29.982 -0.025
22 42 Brennan Poole 179.004 30.167 -0.185
23 19 Mike Bliss 178.743 30.211 -0.044
24 8 Blake Koch 180.723 29.880 0.331
Eliminated From Round 1
25 51 Jeremy Clements 180.126 29.979 -0.099
26 0 Harrison Rhodes 179.087 30.153 -0.174
27 24 Eric McClure 178.950 30.176 -0.023
28 14 Cale Conley # 178.944 30.177 -0.001
29 55 Brandon Gdovic 178.926 30.180 -0.003
30 01 Landon Cassill 178.808 30.200 -0.020
31 44 David Starr 177.491 30.424 -0.224
32 13 Timmy Hill (i) 176.962 30.515 -0.091
33 15 Stanton Barrett 176.586 30.580 -0.065
34 90 Mario Gosselin 176.160 30.654 -0.074
35 10 Jeff Green 172.133 31.371 -0.717
36 70 Derrike Cope 171.543 31.479 -0.108
37 52 Joey Gase 171.195 31.543 -0.064
38 97 Peyton Sellers 170.379 31.694 -0.151
39 40 Carl Long 0.000 0.000 31.694
40 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 0.000 0.000

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series

 

 

 

 

 

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