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NASCAR Fords To Start Near Front For Spring 2023 Xfinity Las Vegas

Two Chevrolets will start on the front row for the Xfinity Series race on Saturday, March 4th, 2023, but don’t count The Blue Oval out – two NASCAR Ford Mustang race cars will start on the front row, proving that the pony cars have speed on track.

Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 Ford Mustang, posted a best lap of 29.589 seconds at 182.5 mph during his qualifying run, good enough to claim the third starting spot. As a reminder, Custer formerly drove the No. 41 Mustang at the Cup Series level, but now pilots the No. 00 Mustang full-time in the Xfinity Series.

Meanwhile, Brett Moffit’s No. 25 Mustang will start in fourth beside Custer, having posted a 29.636-second lap at 182.211 mph. Riley Herbst, driver of the No. 98 NASCAR Ford Mustang, is the next-best Blue Oval team, and will take the green flag from 10th.

The Xfinity Series race is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 4th.

ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN – AUGUST 08: Austin Cindric, driver of the #22 Menards/Richmond Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCR Xfinity Series Henry 180 at Road America on August 08, 2020 in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying Results, March 3, 2023
Pos Car Number Driver Team Time Speed Car
1 16 Chandler Smith # Quick Tie Products Inc. Chevrolet 29.489 183.119 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Chevrolet 29.544 182.778 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
3 0 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford 29.589 182.5 Ford Mustang
4 25 Brett Moffitt AM Technical Solutions Ford 29.636 182.211 Ford Mustang
5 8 Josh Berry Bass Pro Shops/TRACKER Boats Chevrolet 29.643 182.168 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
6 48 Parker Kligerman Big Machine Racing Spiked Chevrolet 29.767 181.409 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
7 20 John Hunter Nemechek Mobil 1 Toyota 29.798 181.22 Toyota Supra
8 11 Daniel Hemric South Point Hotel and Casino Chevrolet 29.833 181.008 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
9 21 Austin Hill Global Industrial Chevrolet 29.939 180.367 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
10 98 Riley Herbst Monster Energy Ford 29.96 180.24 Ford Mustang
11 10Kyle Busch(i) LA Golf Chevrolet 29.974 180.156 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
12 2 Sheldon Creed Whelen Chevrolet 29.989 180.066 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
13 1 Sam Mayer Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet 30.009 179.946 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
14 18 Sammy Smith # Pilot Flying J Toyota 30.029 179.826 Toyota Supra
15 24 Tyler Reddick(i) GearWrench Toyota 30.053 179.683 Toyota Supra
16 45 Rajah Caruth(i) Wendell Scott Foundation/Microsoft Chevrolet 30.19 178.867 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
17 19 Joe Graf Jr. CoverSeal Toyota 30.238 178.583 Toyota Supra
18 39 Ryan Sieg CMRroofing.com Ford 30.282 178.324 Ford Mustang
19 9 Brandon Jones Menards/Jeld-Wen Windows Chevrolet 30.326 178.065 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
20 31 Parker Retzlaff # FUNKAWAY Chevrolet 30.348 177.936 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
21 26 Kaz Grala Fire Department Coffee Toyota 30.407 177.591 Toyota Supra
22 38 Kyle Sieg TopPool.com Ford 30.417 177.532 Ford Mustang
23 78 Anthony Alfredo Dude Wipes Chevrolet 30.517 176.951 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
24 27 Jeb Burton Alsco Uniforms Chevrolet 30.558 176.713 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
25 51 Jeremy Clements First Pacific Funding Chevrolet 30.648 176.194 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
26 2 Kyle Weatherman Our Motorsports Chevrolet 30.744 175.644 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
27 92 Josh Williams Call 811/Alloy Employer Chevrolet 30.788 175.393 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
28 99 Garrett Smithley PCARx Chevrolet 30.903 174.74 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
29 4 Bayley Currey KSDT CPA Chevrolet 30.912 174.689 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
30 7 Blaine Perkins # AUTOPARKit.com Chevrolet 30.916 174.667 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
31 91 Josh Bilicki(i) JAG Metals LLC Chevrolet 30.918 174.656 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
32 28 Alex Labbe G Coin/Larue Ford 30.926 174.61 Ford Mustang
33 6 Brennan Poole Macc Door Systems Chevrolet 30.997 174.21 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
34 8 Gray Gaulding Panini NFT Ford Owner Points 173.166 Ford Mustang
35 44 Jeffrey Earnhardt Jesus Revolution – The Movie Chevrolet Owner Points 172.585 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
36 43 Ryan Ellis Shine Water Chevrolet Owner Points 172.183 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
37 35 Joey Gase Nevada Donor Network Toyota Owner Points 171.854 Toyota Supra
38 53 CJ McLaughlin Sci Aps Chevrolet Owner Points 0 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

# – Rookie
i – Points ineligible
* – Part-time driver

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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