Noah Gragson
Noah Gragson claimed his first career Xfinity Series pole. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Noah Gragson On Xfinity Pole At Texas

Noah Gragson knocked off Tyler Reddick to claim the pole for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Gragson, who was the last car to qualify Friday, posted a speed of 182.791 mph to beat Reddick for the top spot.

Reddick’s speed was 182.445 mph.

The pole is the first of Gragson’s Xfinity Series career. It comes in his 114th start.

“It felt good,” Gragson told Fox Sports 1. “I kind of knew we had a little something there in practice. … It’s a good start to the weekend. We still got a long race tomorrow.”

The top five is completed by Austin Hill, Brandon Jones and Ryan Truex.

Click here for the starting lineup.

On Anthony Alfredo’s attempt, he got loose in Turn 4 and smacked the outside wall as he was coming to the green flag. He didn’t complete his run.

 

Practice

A 20-minute practice session was held prior to qualifying,

Ryan Truex, driving the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, was fastest at 179.099 mph.

The top five was completed by Justin Allgaier (178.944 mph), Tyler Reddick (178.471), JJ Yeley (178.424) and Noah Gragson (178.194).

Gragson made the most laps with 31.

Ty Gibbs had the best 10-lap average at 176.653 mph.

Click here for the practice report.

Landon Cassill will go to a backup car after his No. 10 Chevrolet suffered damage after getting in the wall early on. He was unable to make a qualifying attempt as a result.

AJ Allmendinger, who has 11 top 10s to start the season, didn’t get to practice. NASCAR saw something on his No. 16 car they didn’t like and had Kaulig Racing take it back through inspection. Fox Sports 1 reported it likely had something to do with the heights of the car. However, the car was found to be ok.

Ryan Vargas spun on his own exiting Turn 2 with about eight minutes left in  the session

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