Reigning series champion Austin Cindric will start on the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Gibbs’ first series win came at the Daytona road course in February. Cindric finished second in that race.
WHERE EVERYONE IS STARTING: Mid-Ohio starting lineup
The Mid-Ohio Xfinity starting lineup is set by using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, owner final race position, and the finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race.
Performance Metrics Qualifying is a formula based on the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the rule book.
NASCAR Xfinity Series at Mid-Ohio
Race time: 1 p.m. ET Saturday
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.258-mile road course)
Forecast: The wunderground.com forecast calls for sunny skies, a high of 82 degrees and a 3% chance of rain.
Length: 75 laps (169.35 miles)
Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 25. Stage 2 ends Lap 50.
TV coverage: FS1
Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Starting lineup: Mid-Ohio starting lineup
Next Cup race: Sunday at Sonoma Raceway (90 laps, 226.8 miles), 4 p.m. ET on FS1
Next Truck race: June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway (147 laps, 220 miles), 1 p.m. ET on FS1