Denny Hamlin wins pole for Xfinity Series’ ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway

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The No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing car will start its fourth straight Xfinity Series race from the pole Friday night in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway with Denny Hamlin at the helm.

Hamlin drove to his first Xfinity Series pole since Phoenix in 2012 with a speed of 124.069 mph. Joey Logano (124.018 mph) joins Hamlin on the front row.

Erik Jones, who earned the last three Xfinity poles in the No. 20 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway, will start third (122.984 MPH) in the No. 54 car. Finishing out the top five is Aric Almirola (122.912) and Brian Scott (122.783).

QUALIFYING SPEEDS

1. Denny Hamlin … 124.069
2. Joey Logano … 124.018
3. Erik Jones … 122.984
4. Aric Almirola … 122.912
5. Brian Scott … 122.783
6. Kevin Harvick … 122.705
7.  Chase Elliott … 122.683
8. Regan Smith … 122.460
9. Daniel Suarez … 122.266
10.Brennan Poole … 122.089
11. Darrell Wallace Jr. … 121.726
12. Chris Buescher … 121.403
13. Austin Dillon … 122.277
14. Ryan Reed … 122.222
15. Ty Dillon … 122.089
16. Brendan Gaughan … 121.957
17. Elliott Sadler … 121.935
18. Dakoda Armstrong … 121.869
19. Ryan Seig … 121.245
20. Mike Bliss … 121.076
21. Landon Cassill … 120.822
22. Dylan Lupton … 120.342
23. Harrison Rhodes … 122.283
24. Jeff Green … 121.951
25. Blake Koch … 121.638
26. Jeremy Clements …121.638
27. Timmy Hill … 121.490
28. Ross Chastain … 121.158
29. Brandon Gdovic … 121.136
30. Cale Conley … 121.022
31. Carl Long … 120.838
32. J.J. Yeley … 120.687
33. David Starr … 120.606
34. Jimmy Weller … Owner points
35. Eric McClure … Owner points
36. Joey Gase … Owner points
37. Peyton Sellers … Owner points
38. Carlos Contreras … Owner points
39. Derrike Cope … Owner points
40. Mike Harmon … Owner points

Failed to qualify: Morgan Shepherd, Johanna Long