Fresh off his victory at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway, Justin Allgaier earned the pole for Saturday’s Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Allgaier wheeled his No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet to a pole speed of 185.008 mph, topping Joe Gibbs Racing’s Trevor Bayne by 0.014 seconds.
Behind the front two, Stewart-Haas Racing’s Cole Custer qualified third. He’ll be joined on row two by JRM’s Josh Berry.
NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season champion Austin Hill qualified his No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in fifth, with Sam Mayer slotting in behind Hill in sixth.
JGR’s John Hunter Nemechek, the winningest driver in the Xfinity Series (six wins), placed his No. 20 Toyota in 11th for the event.
Heading into the race on the 1.5-mile oval in Fort Worth, Texas, Allgaier is the only driver locked into the Round of 8 thus far. Nemechek sits second in the standings, 65 points above the cutline. Custer is third, 39 points above the final transfer spot.