Berry wins Michigan Xfinity pole; NASCAR confiscates a splitter

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In Friday’s qualifying session, Berry secured the Michigan Xfinity pole position with an average lap speed of 188.549 mph, slightly surpassing his teammate Justin Allgaier’s speed of 188.289 mph. Allgaier had previously led the practice session on the same day.

This marks the second pole position Berry has earned this season, both achieved in the last three races and the third of his career. Following his disappointing 24th place finish at Pocono two weeks prior, despite starting on the pole, Berry and his No. 8 JRM team are eager to improve their performance.

Berry conveyed his pride in his No. 8 team, acknowledging their hard work. He confessed that the team felt they had missed an opportunity at Pocono, which has been on their minds ever since. He expressed that the team aims to complete what they started a few weeks ago at the current race. Berry acknowledged everyone at JR F1 Flows for their work in improving the cars’ speed and driveability.

Austin Hill secured the third fastest time, followed by Sam Mayer, Berry’s teammate and the previous week’s race victor, in fourth place. Riley Herbst will be starting in fifth position. The top-10 starting lineup is completed by Chandler Smith, Carson Hocevar, Ty Gibbs, Sammy Smith, and John Hunter Nemechek.

In other news, NASCAR confiscated Cole Custer’s No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford splitter during Friday’s inspection for further investigation at its Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. Any potential penalties will be disclosed next week. Despite having to use a different splitter on his car, Custer managed to qualify as the 13th fastest for the Saturday race.

The following is the list of drivers’ times:

  1. JOSH BERRY – JR F1 Flows – 37.985

  2. JUSTIN ALLGAIER – JR F1 Flows – +0.254

  3. AUSTIN HILL – Richard Childress Racing – +0.276

  4. SAM MAYER – JR F1 Flows – +0.318

  5. RILEY HERBST – Stewart-Haas Racing – +0.329

  6. COLE CUSTER – Stewart-Haas Racing – +0.486

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Michigan Xfinity Pole

Who won the Michigan Xfinity pole position?

Josh Berry won the Michigan Xfinity pole position with an average lap speed of 188.549 mph.

What happened to Cole Custer’s car during the inspection?

During the inspection, NASCAR confiscated the splitter from Cole Custer’s No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford for further inspection at its R&D Center in Concord, N.C.

How did Cole Custer perform in the qualifying session?

Despite having a different splitter on his car due to the inspection issue, Cole Custer managed to qualify as the 13th fastest for the Saturday race.

Who were the top 5 qualifiers for the Michigan Xfinity race?

The top five qualifiers were Josh Berry, Justin Allgaier, Austin Hill, Sam Mayer, and Riley Herbst.

What is Berry’s performance record this season?

This is Berry’s second pole position this season, both of which have been won in the last three races. It’s also the third of his career. However, Berry has yet to earn a win this season.

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Berry_Believer August 5, 2023 - 12:51 am

Berry is on fire! Just needs that first win. go team 8!

SpeedKing88 August 5, 2023 - 2:54 am

Interesting stuff with Custer’s splitter… Wonder what the inspection’s gonna show?

CarLover_Joe August 5, 2023 - 5:18 am

What’s up with the No. 00 team? another issue for Custer…

NascarFan2023 August 5, 2023 - 8:05 am

Wooohoo! way to go Berry, 2nd pole this season, hope this turns into a win!

JustJenny August 5, 2023 - 10:03 am

those speeds are crazy, cant even imagine driving that fast!


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