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NASCAR starting lineup: John H. Nemechek secures pole in qualifying for Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200

We’ve got updates as qualifying settles the starting lineup for Saturday’s Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.

A general view of pit road and empty stands without fans due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 19, 2020 in Darlington, South Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Qualifying results: John H. Nemechek ran the fastest lap in qualifying and has secured the pole for the Xfinity Series race at Darlington on Saturday. Denny Hamlin finished second and will join him on the front row. The full starting lineup is listed below.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series has reached the penultimate race of the 2023 regular season. The field will be at Darlington Raceway on Saturday running the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200. The race gets going at 3:30 p.m. ET, and will be preceded by qualifying at 11:05 a.m.

Qualifying is not airing on television, so we’ll be providing live updates through the session until a starting lineup is finalized. The session will air via live stream at NBC Sports Live or using the NBC Sports App.

Darlington will feature one round of single-car, one-lap qualifying. Each driver gets one lap around the track trying to secure the fastest time in the field. The fastest claims pole, the slowest starts in the last position, and everybody else in the starting lineup is sorted by qualifying time.

Kyle Larson heads into qualifying as the favorite to win at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is +180 on the odds board and is followed by fellow Cup Series veterans Denny Hamlin at +250 and Kyle Busch at +600. Xfinity regular Justin Allgaier is next at +700.

Here is the full entry list for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 Xfinity Series race. We’ll update it with the full starting lineup as qualifying wraps.

2023 Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 starting grid

Pos. Driver Car #
Pos. Driver Car #
1 John H. Nemechek 20
2 Denny Hamlin 19
3 Justin Allgaier 7
4 Cole Custer 0
5 Sam Mayer 1
6 Daniel Hemric 11
7 Josh Berry 8
8 Brandon Jones 9
9 Austin Hill 21
10 Chandler Smith 16
11 Sammy Smith 18
12 Kyle Larson 17
13 Parker Kligerman 48
14 Kyle Busch 10
15 Riley Herbst 98
16 Sheldon Creed 2
17 Corey Heim 24
18 Brett Moffitt 25
19 Parker Retzlaff 31
20 Ryan Sieg 39
21 Ross Chastain 91
22 Rajah Caruth 45
23 Anthony Alfredo 78
24 Jeb Burton 27
25 Kyle Sieg 28
26 Jeremy Clements 51
27 Stefan Parsons 7
28 Kyle Weatherman 4
29 Timmy Hill 66
30 Kaz Grala 26
31 Brennan Poole 6
32 Matt Mills 53
33 Chad Finchum 8
34 Joe Graf Jr 38
35 Blaine Perkins 2
36 Ryan Ellis 43
37 Dawson Cram 44
38 Josh Williams 92
39 Patrick Emerling 35