Denny Hamlin on pole for XFINITY Series race.

1Denny Hamlin knocked Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Daniel Suarez off the pole late in qualifying for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway. The race airs at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Hamlin won the pole with a lap of 171.704 mph. It’s his fourth pole in eight career starts at Darlington. He has three Xfinity wins at this 1.366-mile track. Suarez starts second after a lap of 171.178 mph. Kyle Larson (170.970 mph), Joey Logano (170.815) and Paul Menard (170.703) complete the top five.

Points leader Chris Buescher starts 10th.

VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 Qualifying Results
Pos. Car # Driver Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Gap
1 20 Denny Hamlin (i) 169.386 170.071 171.704 Leader
2 18 Daniel Suarez # 168.394 170.472 171.178 0.526
3 42 Kyle Larson (i) 170.242 170.242 170.970 0.208
4 22 Joey Logano (i) 169.386 169.608 170.815 0.155
5 33 Paul Menard (i) 171.435 170.958 170.703 0.112
6 62 Brendan Gaughan 170.549 170.354 170.531 0.172
7 9 Chase Elliott 170.112 170.312 170.395 0.136
8 7 Regan Smith 169.199 169.456 170.318 0.077
9 88 Kevin Havick (i) 169.707 169.930 169.795 0.523
10 60 Chris Buescher 169.602 169.520 169.748 0.047
11 28 J.J. Yeley 169.994 168.752 168.717 1.031
12 2 Brian Scott 169.374 168.735 168.682 0.035
13 3 Ty Dillon 170.531 168.729 Eliminated -0.006
14 4 Ross Chastain # 168.995 167.842 Eliminated -0.887
15 6 Darrell Wallace Jr # 168.648 167.825 Eliminated -0.017
16 51 Jeremy Clements 167.945 167.459 Eliminated -0.366
17 16 Ryan Reed 165.861 167.413 Eliminated -0.046
18 39 Ryan Sieg 165.945 166.794 Eliminated -0.619
19 01 Landon Cassill 166.006 166.304 Eliminated -0.490
20 97 Parker Kligerman 167.186 166.276 Eliminated -0.028
21 14 Cale Conley # 165.844 165.945 Eliminated -0.331
22 8 Blake Koch 165.565 165.676 Eliminated -0.269
23 25 John Wes Townley (i) 165.548 164.749 Eliminated -0.927
24 1 Elliot Sadler 169.205 0.000 Eliminated -164.749
25 44 David Starr 165.231 Eliminated -3.974
26 43 Dakoda Armstrong 165.026 Eliminated -0.205
27 26 TJ Bell (i) 164.865 Eliminated -0.161
28 90 Todd Bodine 164.854 Eliminated -0.011
29 19 Jeff Green 162.345 Eliminated -2.509
30 70 Derrike Cope 161.434 Eliminated -0.911
31 13 BJ Mcleod (i) 161.154 Eliminated -0.280
32 52 Joey Gase 161.080 Eliminated -0.074
33 24 Eric McClure 159.964 Eliminated -1.116
34 89 Morgan Shepherd 159.740 Eliminated -0.224
35 0 Harrison Rhodes # 159.326 Eliminated -0.414
36 54 Kyle Busch (i) 156.881 Eliminated -2.445
37 15 Carlos Contreras 156.736 Eliminated -0.145
38 74 Mike Harmon 155.497 Eliminated -1.239
39 40 Carl Long 155.433 Eliminated -0.064
40 17 Ryan Ellis (i) 144.499 Eliminated -10.934

# – Rookie
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

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