Qualifying results: Sammy Smith claimed pole position in qualifying for the Xfinity Series Championship Race. Austin Hill will join him on the front row. The full starting lineup is listed below.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series wraps up the 2023 season on Saturday at Phoenix Raceway with the Championship Race. The day starts with qualifying at 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and via live stream at NBC Sports Live or using the NBC Sports App.
If you’re not able to watch Xfinity qualifying, we’ll be providing live updates until the starting lineup is settled. The qualifying format will see each driver get one lap around the track with no other cars present. The fastest car claims pole position, the second fastest joins on the front row, and the rest of the starting lineup is set in reverse order of qualifying time.
Playoff driver John H. Nemechek enters qualifying as the favorite to win the race at DraftKings Sportsbook. He’s installed at +165 and is followed by fellow playoff drivers Justin Allgaier at +320, Cole Custer at +400, and Sam Mayer at +800. Sammy Smith is the first non-playoff driver in the odds and is even with Mayer ahead of qualifying.
Here is the full entry list for the Xfinity Series Championship race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.
2023 Xfinity Championship Race starting lineup
|3||John H. Nemechek||20|
|37||Joe Graf Jr||28|