Kyle Larson grabs pole for Chicagoland Xfinity race

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Kyle Larson turns a lap during final practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Friday evening at Chicagoland Speedway. Larson qualified on the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race. Eric Young/TheSuperSpeedway

JOLIET, Ill. — Kyle Larson set the fastest time in the final round of qualifying at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday to take the pole for the Overtons 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

Larson set a fast time of 31.071 for a speed of 173.796 mph to capture the pole position. It was only Larson’s fourth pole in the Xfinity series.

Tyler Reddick made a late run in the final round to jump to second place with a speed of 173.438 to join Larson on the front row. Austin Cindric, Daniel Suarez and Paul Menard close out the top five.

Cole Custer made it to the final round of qualifying, but after a tire went flat during the break NASCAR announced he would have to start at the rear of the field after changing the tire before the race.

The Overtons 300 is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. central time, 3:30 p.m. eastern, Saturday afternoon.


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