NXS: XFINITY Qualifying Washed Out; Dillon to Start First in O’Reilly Challenge at Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas — official report — NASCAR photo —

NASCAR XFINITY Series qualifying was canceled on Saturday as Air Titans continued to dry a damp Texas Motor Speedway.

After posting the fastest lap (184.363 mph) during Friday’s practice session, Austin Dillon will bring the 40-car field to the green in the 300-mile O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, PRN, SiriusXM).

Joining Dillon’s No. 33 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet on the front row will beSprint Cup Series pole winner Brad Keselowski after posting the second-fastest lap during XFINITY Series practice.

Erik Jones, Friday’s winner in the Camping World Truck Series, will start third in his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. The No. 7 Chevrolet of Regan Smith and the No. 18 Toyota of Daniel Suarez will start fourth and fifth, respectively.

Series points leader Chris Buescher will line up 12th.

CREDIT: NASCAR

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