Austin Cindric, coming off his win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, will lead the Xfinity starting lineup to the green flag at Michigan International Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN)..
Cindric will be joined on the front row by AJ Allmendinger, who won the Cup race on the Indy road course last week.
The Michigan 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 Michigan
Race time: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday
Track: Michigan International Speedway (2-mile speedway)
Forecast: The wunderground.com forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, a high of 84 degrees and a 3% chance of rain.
Length: 125 laps (250 miles)
Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 30. Stage 2 ends Lap 60.
TV coverage: NBCSN
Radio: Motor Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)
Next Cup race: Sunday at Michigan International Speedway (200 laps, 400 miles), 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Next Truck race: Friday at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway (160 laps, 200 miles), 9 p.m. ET on FS1