Denny Hamlin wins pole for Xfinity Series’ ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway

CDYptEeWoAAFXFtDenny Hamlin, with a qualifying lap speed of 124.069 MPH, captured the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) pole for tonight’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).

This was Hamlin’s first series pole of the 2015 season, his 17th series career pole and his third series pole at “America’s Premier Short Track.”

Starting second on the outside pole with a qualifying lap speed of 124.018 MPH will be Joey Logano; followed by Erik Jones (122.984 MPH) starting third, Aric Almirola (122.912) fourth and Brian Scott (122.783) starts fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 starting positions will be Kevin Harvick (122.705 MPH) starting sixth, defending series champion, Chase Elliott (122.633) seventh, Regan Smith (122.460) eighth, series Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Daniel Suarez (122.266) ninth and Brennan Poole (122.089) starting 10th.

Two drivers failed to make the 40-car starting lineup, which were Morgan Shepherd and Johanna Long.

The 28th annual ToyotaCare 250 is scheduled to get underway around 7:50 p.m. (ET) tonight, and FOX Sports 1 will be providing television coverage of the event.

ToyotaCare 250 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 20 Denny Hamlin (i) 21.592 21.691 21.762 Leader
2 22 Joey Logano(i) 21.964 22.010 21.771 -0.009
3 54 Erik Jones(i) 21.968 21.861 21.954 -0.183
4 98 Aric Almirola (i) 22.063 21.983 21.967 -0.013
5 2 Brian Scott 22.032 22.022 21.99 -0.023
6 88 Kevin Harvick (i) 21.919 21.898 22.004 -0.014
7 9 Chase Elliott 21.761 21.914 22.017 -0.013
8 7 Regan Smith 22.036 22.076 22.048 -0.031
9 18 Daniel Suarez # 22.067 22.078 22.083 -0.035
10 42 Brennan Poole 22.072 22.070 22.115 -0.032
11 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 22.043 22.073 22.181 -0.066
12 60 Chris Buescher 22.082 21.958 22.24 -0.059
Eliminated From Round 2
13 33 Austin Dillon(i) 22.018 22.081 Eliminated -0.123
14 16 Ryan Reed 22.021 22.091 Eliminated -0.010
15 3 Ty Dillon 22.014 22.115 Eliminated -0.024
16 62 Brendan Gaughan 22.099 22.139 Eliminated -0.024
17 1 Elliot Sadler 21.659 22.143 Eliminated -0.004
18 43 Dakoda Armstrong 22.127 22.155 Eliminated -0.012
19 39 Ryan Sieg 22.118 22.269 Eliminated -0.114
20 19 Mike Bliss 22.058 22.300 Eliminated -0.031
21 01 Landon Cassill 22.007 22.347 Eliminated -0.047
22 25 Dylan Lupton 22.159 22.436 Eliminated -0.089
23 0 Harrison Rhodes 22.080 0.000 Eliminated 22.436
24 10 Jeff Green 22.140 0.000 Eliminated 0.000
Eliminated From Round 1
25 8 Blake Koch 22.197 Eliminated -0.057
26 51 Jeremy Clements 22.224 Eliminated -0.027
27 13 Timmy Hill (i) 22.284 Eliminated -0.060
28 4 Ross Chastain # 22.285 Eliminated -0.001
29 55 Brandon Gdovic 22.289 Eliminated -0.004
30 14 Cale Conley # 22.310 Eliminated -0.021
31 40 Derek White 22.344 Eliminated -0.034
32 28 J.J. Yeley 22.372 Eliminated -0.028
33 44 David Starr 22.387 Eliminated -0.015
34 90 Jimmy Weller 22.398 Eliminated -0.011
35 24 Eric McClure 22.481 Eliminated -0.083
36 52 Joey Gase 22.610 Eliminated -0.129
37 97 Peyton Sellers 22.774 Eliminated -0.164
38 15 Carlos Contreras 22.789 Eliminated -0.015
39 70 Derrike Cope 22.874 Eliminated -0.085
40 74 Mike Harmon 0.000 Eliminated 22.874
Did Not Qualify
41 89 Morgan Shepherd 22.455 Eliminated -22.455
42 03 Johanna Long 24.505 Eliminated -2.050

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

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