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Austin Cindric Wins Pole For XFINITY Championship Finale At Phoenix

Austin Cindric will lead the field and his Championship 4 rivals to the green flag in Saturday night’s (Nov. 6) NASCAR XFINITY Series season finale.

Cindric, who won the pole with a 131.902 mph lap will be joined on the front row by John Hunter Nemechek. Justin Allgaier will start third alongside championship contender Daniel Hemric. Riley Herbst rounds out the top five.

Brandon Jones qualified sixth, just ahead of Championship 4 driver Noah Gragson in seventh. Kaulig Racing teammates Justin Haley and Jeb Burton will start eighth and ninth, respectively. Sheldon Creed, who joins the the series full-time next season rounds out the top 10.

The lowest qualifying Championship 4 driver was AJ Allmendinger, who will start 12th.

Meanwhile, Michael Annett, who announced in early October that he will retire from full-time NASCAR competition, starts 13th.

Coverage for the XFINITY Series Championship Race begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

FULL 2021 XFINITY SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RACE STARTING LINEUP

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