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Driver-favorite Iowa Speedway set to host NASCAR Xfinity race on Sunday

  • The crew for the Brendan Gaughan's car work to get the car covered as rain starts to fall before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at the Iowa Speedway, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    The crew for the Brendan Gaughan's car work to get the car covered as rain starts to fall before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at the Iowa Speedway, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rain falls as car line up for inspections before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at the Iowa Speedway, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

    Rain falls as car line up for inspections before qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race at the Iowa Speedway, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)  (The Associated Press)

Drew Herring was the fastest during qualifying Saturday for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Iowa Speedway as a fill-in for Erik Jones.

But Jones, who was in Charlotte, North Carolina, with teammate Kyle Busch for the Sprint Cup All-Star race, will start from the back because he didn't qualify his own car.

Daniel Suarez and Brian Scott will make up the first row for Sunday's race, which will be the first stand-alone event of the year for NASCAR's second-tier series.

Chris Buescher and Brandon Jones, who'll make his series debut Sunday, were fourth and fifth.