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Tyler Reddick wins pole for Xfinity Series championship race

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Championship 4 driver Tyler Reddick won the pole for today’s Xfinity Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Reddick, the defending series champion, claimed the pole with a speed of 167.069 mph. It is Reddick’s fifth pole of the season.

Reddick will be joined on the front row by fellow championship driver Cole Custer (166.692 mph).

Championship 4 drivers Christopher Bell and Justin Allgaier will start seventh and 16th respectively. This is Allgaier’s worst qualifying effort of the season.

The top five is completed by Austin Cindric, Brandon Jones and Chase Briscoe.

“We made (the car) better (from practice), but I definitely thought I didn’t put together the best lap,” Reddick told NBCSN. “But it just shows these guys work really hard on these race cars this year … We’ve got a pretty good car and I’m really curious to see where it goes after five laps. I don’t really know.”

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Kevin Harvick wins pole for Cup playoff race at Texas

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Playoff driver Kevin Harvick won the pole for Sunday’s Cup Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Harvick claimed his sixth pole of the year with a top speed of 189.707 mph around the 1.5-mile track.

“The best part is (the car) drove really well in race trim yesterday and still had a lot of speed,” Harvick told NBC Sports. “Put that in qualifying trim today and still made speed. Hopefully we can keep our track position. I think as you saw the last race, you want to be up front. You want to be on the right cycle of rotation of pit strategy and having that first pit stall is definitely an advantage here.”

The top five is completed by Erik Jones, Denny Hamlin (playoffs), Kurt Busch and Alex Bowman.

This is Jones’ best qualifying result of the season.

John Hunter Nemechek qualified 29th for his Cup Series debut. He and father Joe Nemechek will be the first father-son pairing to compete in a Cup race since the Bobby Hamilton and Bobby Hamilton Jr. in October 2005 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Where the remaining playoff drivers qualified:

Joey Logano – 11th

Kyle Busch – 12th

Kyle Larson – 13th

Chase Elliott – 14th

Ryan Blaney – 15th

Martin Truex Jr. – 17th

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Tyler Reddick wins pole for Xfinity race at Texas

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Playoff driver Tyler Reddick won the pole for tonight’s Xfinity Series playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway (8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

Reddick claimed his fourth pole of the year with a top speed of 190.705 mph.

The top five was completed by Harrison Burton, Christopher Bell (playoffs), Cole Custer (playoffs) and Chase Briscoe (playoffs).

Briscoe qualified in the top five after his car failed inspection three times. His car chief, Nick Hutchins, was ejected from the event. Briscoe will lose 30 minutes of practice next weekend at Phoenix.

Rounding out the top 10 is Justin Allgaier (playoffs), Ross Chastain, Jeb Burton, Brandon Jones and Noah Gragson (playoffs).

Justin Haley will start from the rear in a backup car after he spun and backed into the Turn 4 wall during his warmup lap.

Michael Annett was the lowest qualifying playoff driver. He’ll start 19th.

Stefan Parsons qualified 16th for his best career start in his sixth race.

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Chase Elliott wins pole for Cup playoff race at Talladega

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Playoff driver Chase Elliott will start from the pole in Sunday’s Cup Series playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).

Elliott claimed the top spot with a speed of 192.707 mph and led a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the first four positions.

He was followed by Alex Bowman (192.552 mph), William Byron (192.258) and non-playoff dirver Jimmie Johnson (191.566).

The top five was completed by playoff driver Aric Almirola (191.551).

For Elliott, who won the spring Talladega race, it is his fifth pole on a superspeedway and the second at Talladega. He enters the race below the cutoff line to advance to the third round.

“Just a really nice effort I feel by our team,” Elliott told NBCSN. “To have all four Hendrick cars 1-2-3-4 is a pretty strong performance I feel like from our shop, our body shop and our engine department and obviously from Chevrolet. … We’ll try to make the most of good pit (box) pick and try to stay with our friends as much as we can tomorrow and stay out of trouble.”

The top qualifying Toyota driver was Erik Jones in 11th.

Denny Hamlin did not complete his qualifying run after his engine expired during it. He’ll have to start from the rear due to an engine change.

Where the remaining playoff drivers will start Sunday:

Brad Keselowski – sixth

Clint Bowyer – eighth

Ryan Blaney – ninth

Joey Logano – 10th

Kyle Larson – 12th

Kevin Harvick – 15th

Martin Truex Jr. – 18th

Kyle Busch – 26th

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Matt Crafton wins pole for Truck Series race at Talladega

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Matt Crafton won the pole for today’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Talladega (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1).

He claimed the top starting position with a speed of 180.925 mph. It is his third pole of the season and his first career pole on a superspeedway.

Fellow playoff driver Tyler Ankrum will start second.

The top five is completed by Harrison Burton, Johnny Sauter and Sheldon Creed.

Where the remaining playoff drivers will start:

Brett Moffitt – eighth

Stewart Friesen – 10th

Austin Hill – 13th

Ross Chastain – 17th

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