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A cool speedway covered in the morning fog was a major factor in NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying for the 300 at Auto Club Speedway. Daniel Suarez wins the pole with a speed of 179.955 mph.


Single-Car runs were used during the qualifying session. This is mandated by NASCAR so drivers do not wait until the last minute to get the draft. For the Xfinity Series, single-car runs will be used at tracks two miles and over. 


 As the first round of qualifying went green, the fog began to lift. Kyle Busch was P1 in this round with a speed of  180.158 mph. Joe Gibbs Racing continued to show their dominance in the Xfinity Series by qualifying 1-2-3. Erik Jones, Daniel Suarez, Ryan Blaney, and Austin Dillon round out the top-five. Kevin Harvick, Bubba Wallace Jr., and Brendan Gaughan were some of the notable drivers who did not advance to the second round. Carl Long and Morgan Shepard were sent home packing after the first round of qualifying. 


In the second round of qualifying, the fog was burned off, and drivers were battling a warming track. The track was losing grip, but came no match for Joe Gibbs Racing. For the fourth consecutive week, Joe Gibbs Racing has qualified 1-2-3. Jones, Busch, Larson, and Sadler round out the top-five. 


Can Joe Gibbs continue their dominance in the Xfinity Series? Find out at 4 pm Eastern time, only on Fox Sports 1 and Motor Racing Network.

Caleb Whisler

I am 19 years old from Atlanta, GA. I have been following motorsports since I was born. Motorsports has been "passed down" in my family. I am named after NASCAR Hall of Famer, William Caleb Yarborough, also known as Cale. Growing up in the southeast, racing was something that was a Sunday tradition after church. What an honor it is to share that passion with others.


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