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NASCAR starting lineup: Ty Gibbs claims pole in qualifying for Shriners Children’s 200 Xfinity race

We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Saturday’s Shriners Children’s 200 at the Watkins Glen International.

Parker Kligerman (#48 Big Machine Racing Spiked Light Coolers Chevrolet) and John Hunter Nemechek (#20 Joe Gibbs Racing Mobil 1 Toyota) race side by side during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 250 on July 8, 2023 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, GA. Photo by Chris McDill/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Qualifying results, final round: Ty Gibbs has claimed the pole for Saturday’s Shriners Children’s 200 Xfinity Series race. Alex Bowman will join him on the front row to start the race. The full starting lineup is listed below.

Qualifying results, Group B: Ty Gibbs was the fasted first-round qualifier in Group B. He advanced to the second round of qualifying, and will be joined by Justin Allgaier, Alex Bowman, Riley Herbst, and Daniel Hemric.

Qualifying results, Group A: Josh Berry was the fasted first-round qualifier in Group A. He advanced to the second round of qualifying, and will be joined by Sam Mayer, Sammy Smith, Cole Custer, and Kyle Busch.


NASCAR will head to Watkins Glen, New York this week for its events. The Watkins Glen International race track will host the Xfinity Series and the Cup Series. The Xfinity Series will run the 2023 Shriners Children’s 200 at The Glen on Saturday, August 19 at 3:30 p.m. ET. It will be a busy day for the Xfinity drivers, as practice is set for 10:30 a.m. ET, with qualifying following at 11 a.m. ET.

This track uses the road course qualifying format. There will be a 20-minute warm-up/practice session for all cars, split into two groups. The drivers in Group A will have 15 minutes to set the fastest lap they can. They can go around the track as many times as they want in the allotted time as long as they start their lap before the timer runs out. The five fastest drivers will advance to the final round of qualifying.

This process is then repeated with the drivers in Group B. They will have 15 minutes to set their fastest time. Their five fastest drivers will advance to the final round of qualifying. The 10 remaining drivers will have 10 more minutes to set a new fastest time. The starting lineup will be determined as the fastest driver earns the pole for Saturday afternoon’s race.

Kyle Busch heads into qualifying with the best odds to win this race at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is installed at +200 and is followed by Ty Gibbs (+250), Alex Bowman (+600), Justin Allgaier (+900) and Cole Custer (+900). Kyle Larson is the reigning winner, but he isn’t currently expected to be in the race field on Saturday.

Here is the full entry list for Saturday’s Shriners Children’s 200 Xfinity Series race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.

2023 Shriners Children’s 200 qualifying results, final round

Pos. Driver Car # Time
Pos. Driver Car # Time
1 Alex Bowman 17
2 Cole Custer 00
3 Daniel Hemric 11
4 Josh Berry 8
5 Justin Allgaier 7
6 Kyle Busch 10
7 Riley Herbst 98
8 Sam Mayer 1
9 Sammy Smith 18
10 Ty Gibbs 19
11 Austin Hill 21 71.508
12 John H. Nemechek 20 71.632
13 Sheldon Creed 2 71.655
14 Parker Kligerman 48 71.791
15 Kaz Grala 26 71.807
16 Jeremy Clements 51 71.823
17 Ross Chastain 91 71.916
18 Chandler Smith 16 72.144
19 Connor Mosack 24 72.206
20 Brett Moffitt 25 72.33
21 Sage Karam 45 72.51
22 Alex Labbe 08 72.521
23 Stefan Parsons 44 72.55
24 Brandon Jones 9 72.578
25 Jeb Burton 27 72.707
26 Ryan Sieg 39 72.722
27 Anthony Alfredo 78 72.89
28 Josh Bilicki 07 73.037
29 Parker Retzlaff 31 73.081
30 Blaine Perkins 02 73.099
31 Max McLaughlin 96 73.185
32 Brennan Poole 6 73.279
33 Kyle Weatherman 4 73.385
34 Josh Williams 92 73.431
35 Ryan Ellis 43 73.695
36 Joe Graf Jr 38 74.04
37 Kyle Sieg 28 74.408
38 Patrick Emerling 53 74.548
39 Stanton Barrett 35 74.657
40 Casey Carden 74 76.677