Reddick Earns Pole For Firecracker 250

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Tyler Reddick will lead the field to the green flag in Friday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)
Tyler Reddick will lead the field to the green flag in Friday's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tyler Reddick will lead the NASCAR Xfinity Series field to the green flag during Friday’s Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

Reddick paced Friday’s qualifying session with a 47.938-second lap at 187.743 mph to earn his third pole of the season and the fifth of his NASCAR Xfinity Series career.

A.J. Allmendinger, making his return to NASCAR competition for the first time since last November, will start second for Kaulig Racing.

Michael Annett, who won the season opener at Daytona in February, will start third. Ross Chastain qualified fourth ahead of Gray Gaulding in fifth.

Austin Hill, Mike Harmon and Joey Gase failed to qualify for Friday evening’s race.

Circle K Firecracker 250 Starting Lineup:

1. Tyler Reddick
2. A.J. Allmendinger
3. Michael Annett
4. Ross Chastain
5. Gray Gaulding
6. Joe Graf Jr.
7. Justin Haley
8. Christopher Bell
9. Sheldon Creed
10. Chase Briscoe
11. Riley Herbst
12. Justin Allgaier
13. Caesar Bacarella
14. Ryan Sieg
15. Cole Custer
16. Noah Gragson
17. Brandon Jones
18. Timmy Hill
19. Austin Cindric
20. Jeff Green
21. John Hunter Nemechek
22. Chris Cockrum
23. Scott Lagasse Jr.
24. Landon Cassill
25. Stephen Leicht
26. Josh Williams
27. Vinnie Miller
28. Matt Mills
29. Stefan Parsons
30. B.J. McLeod
31. Chad Finchum
32. Shane Lee
33. Brandon Brown
34. David Starr
35. Garrett Smithley
36. Ray Black II
37. Jeremy Clements
38. Joe Nemechek