RICHMOND, Va. – In just his second NASCAR Xfinity Series appearance, Riley Herbst will lead the field to green for Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway.
Herbst earned the top starting spot after qualifying was washed out at the three-quarter-mile, D-shaped oval by persistent afternoon rains, putting his No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota on the pole by points.
The 20-year-old ran his lone Xfinity Series race last year at Iowa Speedway, starting ninth and finishing sixth in the No. 18 Toyota. Herbst will make his first start at Richmond in Friday night’s race.
Herbst was 15th in the series’ lone practice session on Friday morning.
Defending Xfinity Series champion Tyler Reddick, the current driver points leader, will join Herbst on the front row. Reddick’s rival and Herbst’s teammate, Christopher Bell, rolls off third alongside Cole Custer.
Austin Cindric starts fifth, followed by Michael Annett, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones, Chase Briscoe and Zane Smith.
Practice leader Noah Gragson lines up 12th at Richmond, with Justin Haley 14th and Ross Chastain 15th.
With 40 cars on the ground for 38 spots, Morgan Shepherd and Josh Williams failed to make the field.
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