The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets their season started off with a qualifying run in preparation for the Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner 300 on Saturday.

Forty-seven teams have brought cars to Daytona for 38 spots to run the high banks of Daytona International Speedway.

The drivers will each make a single qualifying lap with the top 10 drivers making a second run to determine who will sit on the pole.

Josh Williams is the first driver on the track in a new car. He posts a time of 50.005 seconds.

Caesar Bacarella was the tenth driver out and the first driver to break the 50 second mark with a time of 49.985 seconds around the two and a half mile track.

The next driver out, Austin Hill, tops the leaderboard by almost half a second on Bacarella with a time of 49.551.

Jade Buford breaks, Austin Hill’s time by making a run of 49.372 seconds to put his number 48 car at the top of the list. He is the fifth driver so far to break into the 49 second bracket.

After half of the field has made their qualifying run, seven drivers have broken the 50 second mark. Qualifying runs go from the slowest to the fastest cars. As the drivers get faster, there will be more drivers posting faster speeds.

With just a few drivers waiting to qualify, Daniel Hemric clocked a time of 49.301 seconds around the track.

David Starr, Natalie Decker, Gray Gaulding, Harrison Rhodes, Tim Viens, Ronnie Bassett Jr, Alex Labbe, Stefan Parsons, and Mason Massey all failed to qualfy for the race.

The top 10 is set with the Chevrolets dominating the list; there are only two Toyotas and a single Ford in the lineup.

Daniel Hemric
Jade Buford
Ryan Vargas
Sheldon Creed
Brett Moffitt
Austin Hill
Brandon Jones
Josh Berry
Landon Cassill
and Riley Herbst
will all compete for the pole to lead the filed to the green flag.

Riley Herbst is the first of the top 10 drivers to take the track and posts a time of 49.657 seconds. He is guaranteed to be the only Ford in the top 10.

Josh Berry clocked a time of 49.552 seconds.

Landon Cassill posts a time of 49.552 seconds to tie with Josh Berry.

Next up is Brandon Jones with a time of 49.591 seconds.

Rookie Austin Hill ran a time of 49.336 seconds.

Next up is former Truck Series driver Brett Moffitt and posts a time of 49.548 seconds.

Truck Series champion and rookie Sheldon Creed posted a time of 49.451 seconds.

Ryan Vargas has already secured his best starting spot in his Xfinity Series career. He posts a time of 49.580 seconds.

Jade Buford posted a time of 49.355 seconds, almost mirroring his first round time.

The final car to qualify is Daniel Hemric who posted a time of 49.221 seconds. The reigning Xfinity Series champion starts his 2022 season off by sitting on the pole at Daytona.

The starting lineup for the Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner 300:
Daniel Hemric
Austin Hill
Jade Buford
Sheldon Creed
Brett Moffitt
Josh Berry
Landon Cassill
Ryan Vargas
Brandon Jones
Riley Herbst
AJ Alllmendinger
Drew Dollar
Brandon Brown
Noah Gragson
Ty Gibbs
Anthony Alfredo
Justin Allgaier
Matt Mills
Ryan Sieg
Jeffrey Earnhardt
JJ Yeley
Caesar Bacarella
Kyle Weatherman
Josh Williams
Bayley Currey
CJ McLaughlin
Jeb Burton
Joey Gase
Joe Graf Jr
Jesse Iwuji
Josh Bilicki
Tommy Joe Martins
Myatt Snider
Sam Mayer
Jeremy Clements
Kyle Sieg
Shane Lee
Ryan Truex

Stages one and two of the race are 30 laps each with stage three lasting 60 laps. The drivers cannot complete stage three on a single load of fuel and will have to make at least one pit stop.

Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin and former crew chief Chad Knaus join Adam Alexander in the FOX Sports broadcast booth. Spotter Coleman Pressley joins the broadcast crew from the spotter’s stand. Pressley is the spotter for Cup Series driver Joey Logano.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane and edges out to take the lead. Hemric earned his first Xfinity Series race last year in Phoenix.

Daniel Hemric leads lap one.

The top five are Daniel Hemric, Austin Hill, Jade Buford, Sheldon Creed, and Brett Moffitt.

The right side window on Anthony Alfredo’s car flies out. He will have to come down pit road to repair the window.

Lap four, Daniel Hemric and Austin Hill battle for the lead, swapping back and forth.

Lap five, Daniel Hemric has a narrow lead on Austin Hill; Sheldon Creed, Jake Buford, and Landon Cassill round out the top five.

Lap six, Austin Hill and Daniel Hemric continue to swap the lead back and forth; Landon Cassill, Sheldon Creed, and Jade Buford round out the top five as drivers continue to move up and down depending on which lane edges out in front.

Lap seven, Austin Hill has the lead as he goes side by side with Daniel Hemric.

Drivers are double file through the field.

On pit road to get the window repaired, Anthony Alfredo has gone two laps down and is in danger of going down a third after losing the draft.

Lap 10, Daniel Hemric leads the race with Austin Hill in second; Jade Buford, Sheldon Creed, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five.

The first caution flag of the race comes out on lap 14 when Drew Dollar and Jeremy Clements crash. Sam Mayer also has some damage to his car. Dollar also had a crash in the ARCA Menards race.

Some of the drivers came down pit road for service and adjustments.

Noah Gragson had an uncontrolled tire during his pit stop and will have to start from the back of the field.

Jeffrey Earnhardt is having some battery issues

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 20 and gets ut in front for the lead.

Daniel Hemric, Landon Cassill, Myatt Snider, Riley Herbst, and Josh Berry round out the top five.

Drivers are getting three wide across the track as they shuffle back and forth in the field.

The sun is becoming a major issue for the drivers as it begins to set.

The drivers have only four sets of tires for the race – the ones on the car and three in the pits.

Lap 22, Daniel Hemric holds on to the lead with drivers shuffling back and forth for position depending on which lane is moving forward.

Jeremy Clements and Drew Dollar are out of the race after their crash. Jeffrey Earnhardt is off the track with battery issues.

Lap 25, Daniel Hemric leads the race; Austin Hill, Josh Berry, Riley Herbst, and Ty Gibbs round out the top five.

There are 35 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 26, AJ Allmendinger has moved up to second place behind team mate Daniel Hemric; Austin Hill, Riley Herbst, and Justin Allgaier round out the top five after the leaders have gotten single file.

Daniel Hemric wins stage one.

The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Daniel Hemric
AJ Allmendinger
Riley Herbst
Austin Hill
Noah Gragson
Ty Gibbs
Justin Allgaier
Brandon Brown
Ryan Sieg
Sam Mayer

Drivers come down pit road for service with Brandon Brown coming out of pit road first after taking fuel only. Several drivers gained position after taking only two tires.

After staying out on the track, Joe Graf Je brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two on lap 37 with Brandon Brown alongside. Brandon Brown and Joe Graf battle for the lead with Brown taking the lead.

The top five are Brandon Brown, Noah Gragson, Riley Herbst, Austin Gill, and Ty Gibbs.

Lap 39, Brandon Brown leads the race with Noah Gragson in second; Austin Hill, Ty Gibbs, and Ryan Sieg round out the top five.

Caesar Bacarella is out of the race.

Anthony Alfredo and Jeffrey Earnhardt are the only cars one lap down.

Daniel Hemric is mired back in eleventh after the restart.

Lap 42, Brandon Brown continues to lead the race with Noah Gragson in second. The drievers have gotten single file.

Lap 48, the sun has moved behind the grandstands. Brandon Brown continues to lead the race with Noah Gragson in second; Ryan Sieg, Austin Hill, and Daniel Hemric round out the top five.

Lap 49, Noah Gragson passes Brandon Brown for the lead and brings Ryan Sieg along.

Lap 50, the top five are Noah Gragson, Ryan Sieg, Austin Hill, Daniel Hemric, and Justin Allgaier.

Drivers are spreading out two and three wide across the track.

Lap 53, Noah Gragson leads the race with Daniel Hemric in second; AJ Allmendinger, Ty Gibbs, and Brandon Brown round out the top five.

Five laps remain in stage two with Noah Gragson out in front; Daniel Hemric, AJ Allmendinger, Brandon Btrown, and Ryan Sieg round out the top five with 33 cars on the lead lap.

Lap 60, drivers get three wide in front with Daniel Hemric taking the lead.

Daneil Hemric wins stage two for the stage sweep.

The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Daniel Hemric
Ryan Sieg
Sam Mayer
AJ Allmendinger
Justin Allgaier
Brandon Brown
Ty Gibbs
Josh Berry
Brandon Jones
Riley Herbst


As the sun continues to set, the lights are on at Daytona.

Drivers come down pit road for service. Sam Mayer’s team will also have to deal with a roof hatch collapse.

After taking two tires, Daniel Hemric leads the race off of pit road.

Daniel Hemric brings the field down for the green flag start of stage three with team mate AJ Allmendinger alongside on lap 67. Hemric gets out in front for the lead.

The top five are Daniel Hemric with Ty Gibbs battling for the lead; Sheldon Creed, Landon Cassill, and AJ Allmendinger.

Lap 68, Ty Gibbs takes the lead as he continues to battle with Daniel Hemric.

Lap 68, Daniel Hemric retakes the lead.

Lap 70, the top five are Daniel Hemric, AJ Allmendinger, Ty Gibbs, Sheldon Creed, and Landon Cassill.

With the setting sun, track temperatures are beginning to drop.

With 47 laps remaining in the race, teams are preparing to make green flag pit stops.

Leader Daniel Hemric, along with his Kaulig Racing team mates, are the first drivers to come down pit road for fuel.

Ty Gibbs is the new leader.

Sam Mayer brings his car down pit road for service and spins out on pit road but gets the car going the right direction.

A mass of cars come down pit road for service with 44 laps to go. Most of the drivers are taking fuel only.

Josh Berry is the leader of the race.

With 43 laps to go, drivers continue to make their green flag pit stops. Josh Bilicki leads the race as pit stops continue to cycly through.

Jesse Iwuji was caught speeding on pit road and will have to serve a pass through penalty.

When Sam Mayer had his issue getting on to pit road, the bumper cover flew off and he will have to make another trip down pit road to repair it.

The caution flag comes out on lap 83 for debris on the track. Drivers who have not made a pit stop previously come down pit road for service. Sam Mayer lost his bumper cover again.

Daniel Hemric was caught speeding on pit road and will have to start the race from the back of the field.

Austin Hill leads the race and brings the field down for the green flag restart with 30 laps remaining in the race. Austin Hill edges out in front but Noah Gragson has some help with a push and goes side by side with Hill before Hill gets out in front for thel ad.

NASCAR is reviewing the restart.

The caution flag comes out for a big wreck involving several drivers including Daniel Hemric. Jeffrey Earnhardt, CJ McLaughlin, Tommy Joe Martins, Brett Moffitt, Shane Lee, Joey Gase, and Kyle Weatherman were also involved in the crash that sent drivers through the grass and down pit road.

Austin Hill brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 97 with Noah Gragson alongside. Austin Hill gets out in front for the lead. Landon Cassill gives AJ Allmendinger a push and helps to give him the lead.

The top five are AJ Allmendinger, Austin Hill, Laondon Cassill, Noah Gragson, and Ty Gibbs.

Lap 98, Austin Hill retakes the lead.

Drivers who were on the “crash clock” have met the requirements and are still in the race.

Lap 99, AJ Allmendinger takes the lead as drivers get two and three wide across the track.

Lap 100, drivers are three wide across the track with just 20 laps remaining in the race. AJ Allmendinger leads the race with Landon Cassill in second, Austin Hill, Noah Gragson, and Ty Gibbs round out the top five.

Lap 101, Austin Hill retakes the lead with Noah Gragson in second.

Austin Hill and AJ Allmendinger continue to battle for the lead; swapping it back and forth; along with Noah Gragson.

Lap 104, six of the top 10 cars have yet to win an Xfinity Series race.

Rookie Austin Hill leads the race with AJ Allmendinger in second; Noah Gragson, Riley Herbst, and Jade Buford round out the top five.

Drivers are double file with AJ Allmendinger and Austin Hill leading the lanes and battling for the lead.

Thirteen laps remain in the race with AJ Allmendinger in the lead; Austin Hill, Noah Gragson, Riley Herbst, and Sheldon Creed round out the top five.

Ten to go! AJ Allmendinger leads the way with Austin Hill in second; Noah Gragson, RileyHerbst, and Sheldon Creed round out the top five.

Seven to go, AJ Allmendinger holds on to the lead of the race. Leaders have gotten single file.

Drivers are beginning to move down to the inside lane in preparation for making a move for the lead.

Four to go, AJ Allmendinger holds on to the lead with Austin Hill in second.

Drivers begin making their moves to position for a run to the lead. Noah Gragson and AJ Allmendinger battle for the lead.

AJ Allmendinger takes the white flag. The next flag ends the race.

Big Crash that sent Myatt Snider airborne!

Austin Hill passes AJ Allmendinger to the finish line; however, NASCAR freezes the field once the caution flag comes out.

Myatt Snider climbs out of the car and walks to the ambulance.

Rookie Austin Hill has been named the winner of the race!

The engine of Myatt Snider’s car is sitting in the grass.

The unofficial results of the Beef, Its What’s for Dinner 300:
Austin Hill
AJ Allmendinger
Noah Gragson
Riley Herbst
Sheldon Creed
Justin Allgaier
Anthony Alfredo
Ryan Sieg
Josh Bilicki
Brandon Brown
Ty Gibbs
Ryan Truex
JJ Yeley
Landon Cassill
Jeffrey Earnhardt
Josh Berry
Brandon Jones
Ryan Vargas
Jeb Burton
Bayley Currey
Kyle Sieg
Myatt Snider
Jade Buford
Tommy Joe Martins
Matt Mills
Joey Gase
Jesse Iwuji
Daniel Hemric
Joe Graf Jr
Sam Mayer
Josh Williams
Kyle Weatherman
Shane Lee
Brett Moffitt
CJ McLaughlin
Drew Dollar
Jeremy Clements
Caesar Bacarella