2017 Darlington Raceway starting lineup for the NASCAR Xfinity Series
Before they race, they must qualify. Just hours ahead of their main event, the NASCAR Xfinity drivers are going to set the starting grid. Three rounds of knockout qualifying are set to take place.
View the full 2017 Darlington Raceway starting lineup for today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series event below.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington will begin coverage at 3:30 ET.
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Green flag is out, 20 minutes in round 1. 24 cars will transfer to round 2.
Carl Long is the first car to turn a lap. He circles the track at 30.502.
12 minutes remain, Erik Jones jumps to the top of the board at 28.738. Carl Long is the first car outside the cut line.
“The margin of error is so much less here cause you’re already running so close to the wall. As we just saw Brandon Jones find that out off of turn 2,” Jones hits the wall just as Elliott Sadler was speaking on the track.
4 minutes remain, Brandon Jones has tagged the wall. He pushed high on the exit. He crunched the right rear on the wall. Backup car? He’s 27th on the board.
“They’ll probably try and fix this one. I think our backup is a little worse than the one we got here. It’ll be fun for sure,” states Brandon Jones.
Jeremy Clements picked up his first win last week. He did it in a 2008 chassis. What did he do with his winner’s check? The team bought an upgraded racecar. His 2013 racecar makes a debut this weekend.
Unfortunately, he’s 25th and time just expired on the clock. Clements missed the transfer spot by 1 position.
Round 1 Results: 1. Denny Hamlin (28.7110; 2. Daniel Hemric; 3. Erik Jones; 4. Joey Logano; 5. Cole Custer; 6. Ty Dillon; 7. Justin Allgaier; 8. Ross Chastain; 9. Kevin Harvick; 10. Tyler Reddick; 11. Elliott Sadler; 12. Matt Tifft;
Cole Custer is one of the first cars on track. A big wiggle in the middle of 1-2, he catches it, inches from the wall. His foot is still in the throttle, 28.707, 2nd quickest.
Kevin Harvick sits at the top of the board with a 28.703.
Denny Hamlin set quick time in round 1. He’s back to the top in round 2, 28.657. Another Toyota takes it away moments later. Move Daniel Hemric to the top.
Justin Allgaier misses the cut line by 1 position, 13th overall.
Round 2 Results: 1. Daniel Hemric (28.613); 2. Denny Hamlin; 3. Kevin Harvick; 4. Cole Custer; 5. Austin Dillon; 6. Elliott Sadler; Joey Logano; 8. William Byron; 9. Erik Jones; 10. Ty Dillon; 11. tyler Reddick; 12. Brennan Poole;
The final round will fly by. A short 5 minute session.
William Byron is the first car on track. A lap time of 28.839.
Denny Hamlin back to the top. Daniel Hemric is the only car to beat him on the board, all weekend. He tries, comes up short.
Denny Hamlin grabs the NASCAR Xfinity Series pole at Darlington Raceway.
2017 Darlington Raceway Starting Lineup
NASCAR Xfinity Series
1. Denny Hamlin (28.556)
2. Kevin Harvick (28.685)
3. Daniel Hemric
4. Cole Custer
5. Ty Dillon
6. William Byron
7. Elliott Sadler
8. Brennan Poole
9. Austin Dillon
10. Joey Logano
11. Erik Jones
12. Tyler Reddick
13. Justin Allgaier
14. Matt Tifft
15. Ben Kennedy
16. Ross Chastain
17. Ryan Reed
18. Blake Koch
19. Brendan Gaughan
20. Spencer Gallagher
21. Michael Annett
22. JJ Yaley
23. Dylan Lupton
24. Dakoda Armstrong
25. Jeremy Clements
26. Ryan Sieg
27. Brandon Jones
28. Jeff Green
29. Ray Black II
30. Timmy Hill
31. Brandon Brown
32. Garrett Smithley
33. BJ McLeod
34. Joey Gase
35. David Starr
36. Harrison Rhodes
37. Tommy Joe Martins
38. Carl Long
39. Morgan Shepherd
40. Mike Harmon
41. Reed Sorenson