Austin Cindric on pole for Food City 300 at Bristol

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Austin Cindric‘s hot hand continued Friday afternoon where claimed the pole for tonight’s Xfinity Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Cindric, who has two consecutive wins, earned his second straight pole with a top speed of 122.568 mph.

He beat out Kyle Busch (122.396 mph) for his third pole of the year.

“I think it’s a statement of this team,” Cindric told NBCSN. “I think we came back from the spring race knowing what we wanted to work on. We had a pretty unenthusiastic practice session yesterday, but I think we worked on the right things and obviously it showed. The track conditions were pretty weird there for a while … But we got lucky with the draw.”

The top five is completed by Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer and Jeremy Clements, who earned the best qualifying spot of his career. Clements’ previous best start this year was 11th in the last two races at Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio.

Tyler Reddick did not make a qualifying attempt after his car failed inspection four times. He will start from the rear and serve a pass through penalty to start the race.

Click here for the starting lineup.