AJ Allmendinger will start on the pole for Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).
Allmendinger is coming off his victory last weekend at Michigan.
The Daytona 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 Daytona
Race time: 7:30 p.m. ET Friday
Track: Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile speedway)
Forecast: The wunderground.com forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms, a high of 83 degrees and a 35% chance of rain.
Length: 100 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)
Starting lineup: Daytona Xfinity starting lineup
Next Cup race: Saturday at Daytona International Speedway (160 laps, 400 miles), 7 p.m. ET on NBC
Next Truck race: Sept. 5 at Darlington Raceway (147 laps, 200 miles), 1:30 p.m. ET on FS1