Tyler Radzik had a good Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway, after his victory in the Xfinity Series race, taking the pole at the All-Star Open.
Radish was the fastest of the 16 riders who wanted to qualify for the all-star race, driving a lap of 186.981 miles per hour (28,880 seconds). Passing the preliminary stage is not new for Radzik, who won a segment in the All-Star Open to enter the All-Star Race last year. He is looking to hold his second all-star race.
“It was great,” Radzik said of his Chevrolet № 8 in qualifying. “I feel I could be more adventurous, gaining speed by running a little higher through (turns) 3 and 4 … I could definitely get more through (turns) 1 and 2.
“But given all the things, we qualified first at the Open. But we will not start with that. We had to go back because we had to make some changes to the car. Unfortunately, the good thing is that the car is fast, so we will have fun driving by. ”
Radish started the day with a victory in the Xfinity Series race and then became the fastest to practice All Star Open.
Daniel Suarez qualified second at 186,903 mph, and Ricky Stanhouse Jr. finished third with 186,490 mph. Eric Jones finished fourth at 186.323 mph and Chris Busher was sixth at 186.188 mph.
Justin Haley qualified sixth at 186.027 mph, Austin Dylan was seventh at 185.503 mph, Corey Lajoy qualified eighth at 184.963 mph, Harrison Burton was ninth at 184.780 mph and Cole Custer 17.7
Four riders will go all-star race through the open. Three will take place after winning the segment, and the fourth will be the winner of the Open.
NEXT: The All-Star Game is open on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET.