Texas two-step: Erik Jones earns second straight Xfinity Series pole

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Erik Jones did the Texas two-step Friday afternoon, earning his second straight Xfinity Series pole during qualifying for tonight’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Jones, who also won the pole at Fontana three weeks ago, roared to the top of the chart at Texas with a speed of 185.166 mph.

The 18-year-old Jones, a Michigan native, becomes the youngest Xfinity pole winner at TMS.

Brad Keselowski was second-fastest (184.862 mph), followed by Austin Dillon (184.470), Daniel Suarez (184.464) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (184.175).

Here’s how Friday’s qualifying played out:

1 Erik Jones … 185.166 mph
2 Brad Keselowski … 184.862
3 Austin Dillon … 184.470
4 Daniel Suarez … 184.464
5 Daniel Earnhardt Jr. … 184.175
6 Regan Smith … 184.005
7 Brian Scott … 183.786
8 Darrell Wallace Jr. … 183.555
9 Chase Elliott … 183.430
10 Chris Buescher … 183.368
11 Denny Hamlin … 183.138
12 Brendan Gaughan … 182.556
13 Elliott Sadler … 181.867
14 Ryan Reed … 181.537
15 John Wes Townley … 181.525
16 Ty Dillon … 181.470
17 Sam Hornish Jr. … 181.397
18 Dakoda Armstrong … 180.656
19 Ryan Sieg … 180.524
20 JJ Yeley … 180.258
21 Ross Chastain … 180.108
22 Brennan Poole … 179.004
23 Mike Bliss … 178.743
24 Blake Koch … 180.723
25 Jeremy Clements … 180.126
26 Harrison Rhodes … 179.087
27 Eric McClure … 178.950
28 Cale Conley … 178.944
29 Brandon Gdovic … 178.926
30 Landon Cassill … 178.808
31 David Starr … 177.491
32 Timmy Hill … 176.962
33 Stanton Barrett … 176.586
34 Mario Gosselin … Owner Points
35 Jeff Green … Owner Points
36 Derrike Cope … Owner Points
37 Joey Gase … Owner Points
38 Peyton Sellers … Owner Points
39 Derek White … Owner Points
40 Mike Harmon … Owner Points

DNQ – None

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