TC Daily Pit Stop: Austin Hill Wins Talladega Pole; Holmes Paces ARCA Practice from Talladega; Taylor Gray on Pole
TC Daily Pit Stop: Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
Austin Hill Beats Teammate Sheldon Creed for Xfinity Pole at Talladega
Photo Credit: Jonathan McCoy / TobyChristie.com
Austin Hill and Richard Childress Racing have continued their dominance on the superspeedways in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, scoring the pole for Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Hill, the sole three-time winner on the season, posted a killer time in the second round of Friday’s qualifying session from the 2.66-mile superspeedway, laying down a 49.483-second lap, equivalent to 182.459mph.
As has come to be expected, Hill posted the quickest time in each of the two qualifying rounds on Friday, leading a laundry list of drivers and teams sporting ECR Engines behind him.
Sheldon Creed, John Hunter Nemechek, Parker Retzlaff and Jade Buford completed the top-five in Friday’s single-car qualifying session from Talladega.
Holmes Leads Practice; Gray on Pole for ARCA at Talladega
PHOTO CREDIT: TobyChristie.com
On Friday, the ARCA Menards Series held a group shakedown session at Talladega Superspeedway, where groups of six cars would run for six minutes to prepare for Saturday’s 200-mile contest.
Bret Holmes was the quickest in the session with Jesse Love, Gus Dean, Amber Balcaen and Mandy Chick completing the top-five on the speed charts. However, the field will be set by 2022 Owner Points, with Taylor Gray leading the field to green, with Jesse Love, Andres Perez de Lara, Scott Melton, and Amber Balcaen the top-five.
NASCAR (And ARCA) Television Schedule: Saturday, April 22, 2023
10:30AM - NASCAR Cup Series Qualifying (FS1)
12:00PM - NASCAR RaceHub: Weekend Edition (FS1)
12:30PM - ARCA Menards Series at Talladega (FS1)
3:00PM - NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Day (FS1)
4:00PM - NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega (FS1)
10:00PM - NASCAR Xfinity Series at Talladega (Re-Air) (FS1)
11:15PM - ARCA Menards Series West at Kern County (Flo)
(All Times ET)
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