Michigan Xfinity starting lineup: Austin Cindric on pole

Austin Cindric, coming off his win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway roadway course, will lead the Xfinity beginning lineup to the green flag at Michigan International Speedway (3:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN)..

Cindric will be signed up with on the front row by AJ Allmendinger, who won the Cup race on the Indy roadway course recently.

Justin Haley begins 3rd. Noah Gragson begins 4th. Justin Allgaier will be 5th.

MORE: Michigan Xfinity beginning lineup

The Michigan Xfinity beginning lineup is set by utilizing a formula based upon 4 analytical classifications: owner points position, owner last race position, and the surface and fastest lap from the most just recently finished race.

Efficiency Metrics Qualifying is a formula based upon the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the motorist’s last race surface position, 25% of the owner’s last race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the guideline book.

NASCAR Xfinity Series at Michigan

Race time: 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday

Track: Michigan International Speedway (2-mile speedway)

Projection: The wunderground.com projection requires mainly warm skies, a high of 84 degrees and a 3% opportunity of rain.

Length: 125 laps (250 miles)

Stages: Phase 1 ends Lap 30. Phase 2 ends Lap 60.


Radio: Motor Racing Network (likewise SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Beginning lineup: Michigan Xfinity beginning lineup

Next Cup race: Sunday at Michigan International Speedway (200 laps, 400 miles), 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Next Truck race: Friday at World Wide Innovation Raceway at Entrance (160 laps, 200 miles), 9 p.m. ET on FS1

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Michigan Xfinity beginning lineup: Austin Cindric on pole initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.