An Earnhardt. A No. 3 car. A superspeedway. Larry Mac. Sound familiar?
Jeffrey Earnhardt scored his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series pole in his 136th start at Talladega Superspeedway for Saturday’s (April 23) Ag-Pro 300 with a speed of 182.56 mph in the final round of qualifying.
With a best finish of third at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2019, Earnhardt is still looking for his first career Xfinity Series win. He’ll have Larry McReynolds on top of the pit box, who’s back as a crew chief for the first time since 2000.
Earnhardt will be joined on the front row by RCR teammate Austin Hill. Hill has thrived at the superspeedways this season, winning the Xfinity season opener at Daytona International Speedway in February as a rookie.
Ty Gibbs will start third, missing out on his fourth consecutive pole in the Xfinity Series (that would’ve tied Austin Dillon’s 2013 record for the most consecutive poles). Gibbs was fastest in the first round of qualifying, but he had to settle for third in the final round.
The Ag-Pro 300 will take place at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by FOX.
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Stephen Stumpf joined Frontstretch in September 2021. He is a staff writer and the Friday news writer. Stephen also pens the weekly “4 Burning Questions” column and contributes to “Friday Faceoff” and “2-Headed Monster.” A Texas native, Stephen started following NASCAR at age 9.
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