clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

A.J. Allmendinger claims pole in NASCAR qualifying for starting lineup of Pennzoil 150 Xfinity race

The Pennzoil 150 race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series takes place on August 14th this year. We’ll have the full racing order following qualifying for Saturday’s race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

A general view of pit road during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 04, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

SUNDAY UPDATE: Live updates for Sunday qualifying for the Verizon 200 will be HERE.

UPDATE: A.J. Allmendinger claimed the pole and Austin Cindric will join him on the front row.

UPDATE: There will be two rounds of qualifying times. Ty Gibbs leads after the first round of qualifying times. The top 12 will now compete for the pole. That group is as follows:

  1. Ty Gibbs
  2. Austin Cindric
  3. A.J. Allmendinger
  4. Justin Haley
  5. Riley Herbst
  6. Justin Allgaier
  7. Myatt Snider
  8. Preston Pardus
  9. Brandon Jones
  10. Noah Gragson
  11. Will Rodgers
  12. Harrison Burton

NASCAR in action this weekend at the road course in Indianapolis, and it also means we get qualifying for the seventh time in the 2021 season. The organization cut back on qualifying for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most races this season have used a performance-metric formula, but eight tracks have traditional qualifying.

The Xfinity Series is in action with the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard on Saturday. The race is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET, and is preceded by qualifying at 10:05 a.m. Each of the 44 drivers entered in the race will run a single lap on the course. The driver with the fastest lap will claim the pole position on the front row and the driver with the slowest lap will be slotted in last in the starting lineup. If a driver has to change cars following qualifying but before the green flag drops at 4 p.m., they will be bumped to the back of the pack.

Heading into qualifying, Austin Cindric is the favorite to claim the pole at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at +200. He’s followed by A.J. Allmendinger (+250), Ty Gibbs (+350), Daniel Hemric (+1300), Justin Allgaier (+1400), and Kevin Harvick (+1600).

Here is the full entry list for Saturday’s 2021 Pennzoil 150 Xfinity series race. We’ll provide updates with each driver’s time and how the starting lineup settles.

2021 Pennzoil 150 starting lineup

Starting Pos. Driver Car # Top 12 pole time Best time
Starting Pos. Driver Car # Top 12 pole time Best time
1 A.J. Allmendinger 16 89.831 90.238
2 Austin Cindric 22 90.158 90.234
3 Justin Haley 11 90.232 90.55
4 Justin Allgaier 7 90.322 90.85
5 Ty Gibbs 54 90.581 90.196
6 Riley Herbst 98 90.695 90.766
7 Noah Gragson 9 90.83 90.972
8 Myatt Snider 2 91.241 90.909
9 Will Rodgers 24 91.326 91.056
10 Preston Pardus 90 91.339 90.922
11 Harrison Burton 20 91.557 91.171
12 Brandon Jones 19 91.624 90.948
13 Daniel Hemric 18 N/A 91.2
14 Brandon Brown 68 N/A 91.327
15 Jade Buford 48 N/A 91.359
16 Kevin Harvick 99 N/A 91.361
17 Brett Moffitt 2 N/A 91.418
18 Sage Karam 31 N/A 91.505
19 Austin Dillon 23 N/A 91.584
20 Jeremy Clements 51 N/A 91.612
21 Alex Labbe 36 N/A 91.628
22 Josh Bilicki 7 N/A 91.674
23 Jeb Burton 10 N/A 91.686
24 Sam Mayer 8 N/A 91.712
25 Chase Elliott 1 N/A 91.779
26 Andy Lally 78 N/A 91.783
27 Kyle Weatherman 47 N/A 91.856
28 Austin Hill 61 N/A 91.863
29 Spencer Pumpelly 0 N/A 92.132
30 Kris Wright 26 N/A 92.217
31 Josh Williams 92 N/A 92.524
32 Tommy Joe Martins 44 N/A 92.538
33 Mike Skeen 15 N/A 92.558
34 Matt Jaskol 66 N/A 92.606
35 Bayley Currey 74 N/A 92.675
36 Stephen Leicht 13 N/A 92.706
37 Ryan Eversley 6 N/A 92.893
38 Landon Cassill 4 N/A 92.916
39 James Davison 5 N/A 93.262
40 Loris Hezemans 33 N/A 93.519
41 Giorgio Maggi 42 N/A 93.597
42 Ryan Sieg 39 N/A 93.721
43 Gray Gaulding 52 N/A 93.839
44 J.J. Yeley 17 N/A 94.364