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No. 00 NASCAR Ford Starting Alone In Top 10 At Darlington Xfinity May 2023

Cole Custer, driver of the No. 00 NASCAR Ford Mustang, will be all by himself inside the top 10 for the Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceaway on May 13th, 2023, as he was the only Blue Oval racer to post a top 10-worthy time during qualifying.

Custer’s No. 00 Mustang made a fastest lap of 29.88 seconds at 164.578 mph, securing the fifth-best starting position. For comparison, the No. 20 Toyota TRD Supra of John Hunter Nemechek snagged the pole position with a time of 29.613 seconds at 166.062 mph, and the No. 19 Supra of Ryan Truex posted a time of 29.754 seconds at 165.275 mph.

To find the next-best Blue Oval racer, look all the way in 14th place – the No. 25 Mustang of Brett Moffit will take the green flag from outside the top 10, effectively leaving the No. 00 Mustang of Custer without any help nearby. Riley Herbst in the No. 98 Mustang is the only other NASCAR Ford driver to start inside the top 20, as he’ll cross the line in 18th.

The green flag for the Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway will fall at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 13th, 2023.

NASCAR Xfinity Series Qualifying Results, Darlington Raceway, May 12, 2023
Pos Car Number Driver Team Time Speed Car
1 20 John Hunter Nemechek Pye Barker Fire & Safety Toyota 29.613 166.062 Toyota TRD Supra
2 19 Ryan Truex Toyota Outfitters Toyota 29.754 165.275 Toyota TRD Supra
3 10 Kyle Larson(i) HendrickCars.com Chevrolet 29.789 165.081 Chevrolet Camaro
4 1 Sam Mayer Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet 29.849 164.749 Chevrolet Camaro
5 00 Cole Custer Haas Automation Ford 29.88 164.578 Ford Mustang
6 16 Chandler Smith # Quick Tie Products Inc. Chevrolet 29.945 164.221 Chevrolet Camaro
7 2 Sheldon Creed Whelen Chevrolet 29.95 164.194 Chevrolet Camaro
8 31 Parker Retzlaff # FUNKAWAY Chevrolet 30.062 163.582 Chevrolet Camaro
9 18 Sammy Smith # Pilot Flying J Toyota 30.111 163.316 Toyota TRD Supra
10 21 Austin Hill Bennett Transportation Chevrolet 30.147 163.121 Chevrolet Camaro
11 9 Brandon Jones Menards/Cheez-It Chevrolet 30.168 163.007 Chevrolet Camaro
12 11 Daniel Hemric Cirkul Chevrolet 30.173 162.98 Chevrolet Camaro
13 8 Josh Berry Tire Pros Love The Drive Chevrolet 30.187 162.905 Chevrolet Camaro
14 25 Brett Moffitt AM Technical Solutions Ford 30.202 162.824 Ford Mustang
15 27 Jeb Burton Capital City Towing Chevrolet 30.214 162.759 Chevrolet Camaro
16 39 Ryan Sieg CMRoofing.com Ford 30.231 162.667 Ford Mustang
17 7 Justin Allgaier BRANDT Heritage Chevrolet 30.261 162.506 Chevrolet Camaro
18 98 Riley Herbst Monster Energy Ford 30.276 162.426 Ford Mustang
19 51 Jeremy Clements First Pacific Funding Chevrolet 30.324 162.169 Chevrolet Camaro
20 78 Anthony Alfredo Dude Wipes Chevrolet 30.379 161.875 Chevrolet Camaro
21 91 Ross Chastain(i) Florida Watermelon Association Chevrolet 30.403 161.747 Chevrolet Camaro
22 44 Sage Karam CRC Chevrolet 30.412 161.699 Chevrolet Camaro
23 48 Parker Kligerman Big Machine Racing Spiked Chevrolet 30.476 161.36 Chevrolet Camaro
24 24 Corey Heim(i) GearWrench Toyota 30.523 161.111 Toyota TRD Supra
25 77 Carson Hocevar(i) Premier Security Chevrolet 30.543 161.006 Chevrolet Camaro
26 26 Kaz Grala Fire Department Coffee Toyota 30.592 160.748 Toyota TRD Supra
27 92 Josh Williams Call 811/Alloy Employer Chevrolet 30.642 160.486 Chevrolet Camaro
28 7 Stefan Parsons Ollie's Chevrolet 30.651 160.438 Chevrolet Camaro
29 28 Kyle Sieg Cedar Ridge Landscaping Ford 30.904 159.125 Ford Mustang
30 3 Ty Dillon(i) Ferris Commercial Mowers Chevrolet 30.919 159.048 Chevrolet Camaro
31 35 Patrick Emerling Chevrolet 30.961 158.832 Chevrolet Camaro
32 43 Ryan Ellis Keen Parts Chevrolet 30.993 158.668 Chevrolet Camaro
33 45 Jeffrey Earnhardt BZ Mart/ForeverLawn Chevrolet 31.252 157.353 Chevrolet Camaro
34 53 Matt Mills(i) J.F. Electric Ford Owner Points 156.577 Ford Mustang
35 6 Brennan Poole 511Auction.com Chevrolet Owner Points 156.402 Chevrolet Camaro
36 8 Gray Gaulding Panini Ford Owner Points 156.015 Ford Mustang
37 38 Joe Graf Jr. Bethel Motor Speedway Ford Owner Points 0 Ford Mustang
38 02 Blaine Perkins # PayDay Chevrolet Owner Points 0 Chevrolet Camaro

# – 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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  1. Michael

    Nascar is a JOKE. There are no Stock cars in the race. I couldn’t buy one on monday from any dealers’ showroom. They shouldn’t even have names like Toyota or Chevrolet. NASCAR as a race sponsor and administrative body is the biggest JOKE of all times.

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