Josh Berry Claims Pole Position for Xfinity Series Race at Michigan International Speedway
In an impressive display of speed and skill, Josh Berry has secured the coveted pole position for the upcoming Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway. Berry, who races for JR Motorsports, set a blazing lap speed of 189.549 mph, earning him the top starting spot.
This achievement not only showcases Berry’s talent but also highlights the strong performance of his team. Justin Allgaier, Berry’s teammate at JR Motorsports, will start alongside him in second place, with a lap speed of 188.289 mph.
The top five starting positions are rounded out by Austin Hill, Sam Mayer, and Riley Herbst. These drivers have proven their mettle and are expected to put on a show during the race.
However, not all drivers had a successful qualifying session. Mason Massey and CJ McLaughlin failed to secure a spot in the Xfinity race, leaving them disappointed and eager to improve in future competitions.
Ty Gibbs, the only previous Michigan winner in the field, will start in eighth place as the first Toyota driver. This championship-hungry young driver has shown his ability to conquer the Michigan track before, and fans are eagerly anticipating his performance this time around.
In a surprising turn of events, three drivers – John Hunter Nemechek, Ross Chastain, and Brett Moffitt – recorded the same lap time and speed during qualifying, resulting in the unique situation of them lining up in 10th, 11th, and 12th place, respectively.
Before the race begins, there is also some controversy surrounding Cole Custer’s car. During pre-qualifying and pre-race inspection, NASCAR officials decided to take the car’s splitter for further examination at the R&D Center in Concord, North Carolina. This incident has left fans speculating about the potential impact on Custer’s performance during the race.
Race enthusiasts need not fret about missing any of the action. The green flag is set to wave at 3:41 p.m., and the race will be broadcasted on NBC and Peacock. Pre-race coverage is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. on both platforms, ensuring that fans can enjoy every moment leading up to the thrilling Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
This article was originally published on Poh Diaries.
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