Written by: Adrian Beecher

Talladega, AL – In round 1 of qualifying, Daniel Hemric ran the fastest lap with a 50.640-second lap. Just missing the top 12 was Christopher Bell, who ran a 51.283-second lap, which was only 0.023-seconds slower than Cole Custer, who was the final qualifier of the first round, stealing the 12th and final spot for round 2.

In the 2nd and final round of the day, Hemric once again ran the fastest lap, this time faster than the first round, running a 50.559-second lap. Points leader Elliott Sadler came in with the 2nd fastest time, running 0.168-seconds slower than Hemric. This is the 2nd pole of the year for Hemric after winning qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway.

Daniel Hemric takes qualifying laps at Talladega Superspeedway April 28th, 2018. 

 

Winning the pole at Talladega usually doesn’t tell the story of who will win. In fact, the last time the Xfinity pole winner won the race at Dega was Tony Stewart back in 2008. You can watch all the action unfold with the green flag for the 2018 Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway droping at 3:00 pm ET.

Dash 4 Cash Contenders

Sadler is the highest qualifying Dash 4 Cash contender at Dega Saturday. Matt Tifft is the 2nd highest qualifying contender and will start in the 10th position. Running only 0.017-seconds slower was Austin Cindric who will start in the 11th position. Christopher Bell is the final contender for this weekend’s Dash 4 Cash and will start back in 13th after just barely missing the 2nd round.

Spark Energy 300 at Talladega Starting Lineup

Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Sat, April 28, 2018 @ 12:33 PM Eastern
Driver	Date	Time	Speed
Track Race Record:	Mark Martin 	04/26/97	01:50:32	168.937
Pos	Car	Driver	Team	Time	Speed
Row 1:	1	21	Daniel Hemric	South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet	50.559	189.402
        2	1	Elliott Sadler	OneMain Financial Chevrolet	50.727	188.775
Row 2:	3	23	Spencer Gallagher	Allegiant Chevrolet	50.762	188.645
        4	42	John H. Nemechek	Fire Alarm Services Inc Chevrolet	50.810	188.467
Row 3:	5	5	Michael Annett	Pilot Flying J Chevrolet	50.814	188.452
        6	7	Justin Allgaier	TradeMark Nitrogen Chevrolet	50.885	188.189
Row 4:	7	3	Shane Lee	Childress Vineyards Chevrolet	50.914	188.082
        8	9	Tyler Reddick #	Armour Chili Chevrolet	50.929	188.026
Row 5:	9	11	Ryan Truex	Bar Harbor/Sea Watch International Chevrolet	51.030	187.654
        10	2	Matt Tifft	KCMG Chevrolet	51.106	187.375
Row 6:	11	22	Austin Cindric #	Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford	51.123	187.313
        12	00	Cole Custer	Haas Automation Ford	51.322	186.587
Row 7:	13	20	Christopher Bell #	Rheem Toyota	51.283	186.729
        14	60	Ty Majeski	Ford Ford	51.309	186.634
Row 8:	15	19	Brandon Jones	XYO Networks Toyota	51.322	186.587
        16	98	Chase Briscoe	Ford Ford	51.341	186.518
Row 9:	17	28	Dylan Lupton	thinQ Technology Partners Ford	51.411	186.264
        18	35	Joey Gase	Sparks Chevrolet	51.452	186.115
Row 10:	19	16	Ryan Reed	Drive Down A1C Lilly Diabetes Ford	51.549	185.765
        20	18	Noah Gragson(i)	Switch Toyota	51.653	185.391
Row 11:	21	36	Alex Labbe #	Can-Am/Wholey/Cyclops Gear Chevrolet	51.699	185.226
        22	39	Ryan Sieg	Alabama Soda & Abrasive Repairs Chevrolet	51.733	185.104
Row 12:	23	15	Joe Nemechek(i)	Fleetwing/D.A.B. Constructors Chevrolet	51.752	185.036
        24	51	Jeremy Clements	RepairableVehicles.com Chevrolet	51.844	184.708
Row 13:	25	01	Vinnie Miller #	JAS Expedited Trucking LLC Chevrolet	51.946	184.345
        26	4	Ross Chastain	Flex Seal Chevrolet	51.989	184.193
Row 14:	27	38	JJ Yeley	Josh Roberts Trucking & Repairs Chevrolet	52.002	184.147
        28	8	Tommy Joe Martins	Toyota	52.036	184.026
Row 15:	29	78	BJ McLeod	JW Transport LLC Toyota	52.090	183.836
        30	76	Spencer Boyd #	Grunt Style Chevrolet	52.195	183.466
Row 16:	31	90	Josh Williams	Star Tron Star Brite/Sleep Well Chevrolet	52.216	183.392
        32	45	Josh Bilicki #	Prevagen Toyota	52.276	183.182
Row 17:	33	24	Kaz Grala #	NETTTS Ford	52.300	183.098
        34	0	Garrett Smithley	FAME-USA.org Chevrolet	Owner Points
Row 18:	35	93	Jeff Green	C2 Freight Resources Chevrolet	Owner Points
        36	40	Chad Finchum #	Smithbilt Homes Toyota	Owner Points
Row 19:	37	52	David Starr	Whataburger Chevrolet	Owner Points
        38	66	Timmy Hill	CrashClaimsR.Us Toyota	Owner Points
Row 20:	39	55	Jennifer Jo Cobb(i)	Swampdaddy Crawfish/Driven2Honor.org 	Owner Points
        40	74	Mike Harmon	Horizon Transport Dodge	Owner Points
Did Not Qualify:	# 89 Morgan Shepherd. 
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

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