Vegas Xfinity Qualifying Washed Out, Snider On Pole

Vegas Xfinity Qualifying
Myatt Snider in the garage Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (HHP/Alan Marler photo)

LAS VEGAS – Despite the fact that he’ll have to fall to the rear in a backup car, Myatt Snider will still lead the field off pit road to start Saturday’s Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Snider earned the top starting spot on the NASCAR Xfinity Series grid when qualifying was rained out Saturday morning at the 1.5-mile Nevada oval, setting the field by the rule book.

The Xfinity Series rule book sets the grid by the 2019 owner standings for the first three races of the year in the event of a qualifying washout, then reverts to the 2020 owner points starting with the fourth race of the year at Arizona’s Phoenix Raceway.

Snider’s No. 21 Chevrolet Camaro for Richard Childress Racing has the owner points from the championship-winning No. 2 entry that earned the Xfinity Series title last year with Tyler Reddick, provisionally slotting the 25-year-old on the pole.

However, a Friday practice crash that relegated Snider to a backup car will put him to the rear of the field before the green flag waves to officially start the 300-mile event.

Chase Briscoe, whose No. 98 Ford Mustang has the points from Cole Custer’s No. 00 that was last year’s title runner-up, will line up on the front row.

Harrison Burton starts third for Joe Gibbs Racing, followed by JR Motorsports’ Justin Allgaier and JJ Yeley, whose Jimmy Means Racing entry has the points that Briscoe’s No. 98 accrued last season.

Austin Cindric, Noah Gragson, Michael Annett, Brandon Jones and Daniel Hemric – making his return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend – fill out the first five rows of the grid.

The Boyd Gaming 300 is scheduled for a 4 p.m. ET start, live on FOX Sports 1, the Performance Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90.

LINEUP: NASCAR Xfinity Series; Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Feb. 22, 2020

1. Myatt Snider
2. Chase Briscoe
3. Harrison Burton
4. Justin Allgaier
5. JJ Yeley
6. Austin Cindric
7. Noah Gragson
8. Michael Annett
9. Brandon Jones
10. Daniel Hemric
11. Justin Haley
12. Riley Herbst
13. Brett Moffitt
14. Joey Gase
15. Joe Graf Jr.
16. Jeremy Clements
17. Robby Lyons II
18. Ray Black Jr.
19. Brandon Brown
20. Josh Williams
21. David Starr
22. Jesse Little
23. Alex Labbe
24. BJ McLeod
25. Ross Chastain
26. Matt Mills
27. Vinnie Miller
28. Mason Massey
29. Timmy Hill
30. Stephen Leicht
31. Joe Nemechek
32. Ryan Sieg
33. Kyle Weatherman
34. Chad Finchum
35. Tommy Joe Martins
36. Landon Cassill