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Results, point standings after Xfinity race at Richmond

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Christopher Bell led a race-high 120 laps to win the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. It’s his second career Xfinity win.

Bell beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Noah Gragson, Elliott Sadler, Matt Tifft and Austin Cindric.

Elliott Sadler won the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus.

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Points

Elliott Sadler continues to lead the point standings through eight races. He has a 29-point lead over Bell.

Completing the top five is Tyler Reddick (-31 points), Daniel Hemric (-38) and Justin Allgaier (-48).

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Cole Custer wins pole for Xfinity race at Richmond

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Cole Custer will start first in tonight’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway after earning his second consecutive pole.

Custer won the pole for the ToyotaCare 250 with a lap of 121.332 mph. He earned his first career pole last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The Stewart-Haas Racing driver will be joined on the front row by Christopher Bell (120.881 mph). He has started on the front row in four of the first eight races this season.

The top five is rounded out by Austin Cindric, Daniel Hemric and John Hunter Nemechek.

Cindric will start in the top five for the first time this season.

Hemric is the highest qualifying of the four Dash 4 Cash drivers. Justin Allgaier will start seventh and Elliott Sadler will roll off eighth. Spencer Gallagher will start 17th.

Noah Gragson will start 11th in his Xfinity debut.

Tyler Reddick suffered some cosmetic damage when he scrapped the frontstretch wall in Round 2. He will start 10th.

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Xfinity practice report at Richmond

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Practice 1

Christopher Bell and Cole Custer each posted the fastest lap in Friday morning’s Xfinity practice at Richmond Raceway.

Bell and Custer each ran a lap of 121.902 mph. They were followed by Noah Gragson (121.891 mph), Austin Cindric (121.294) and Ryan Truex (121.065). Gragson is making his series debut.

John Hunter Nemechek ran the most laps at 47. Bell ran 46.

Bell also had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 120.622 mph. He was followed by Cindric (118.666) and Justin Allgaier (118.460).

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Final practice

Nemechek posted the fastest single lap in final practice with a speed of 119.090 mph.

Allgaier (119.021) was .013 seconds slower, followed by third-place Gragson (119.006).

Bell (118.948) and Custer (118.901), who were fastest in the first practice, landed fourth and fifth respectively. Bell posted the quickest 20-lap average, according to FS1 with Custer second on that chart.

Gragson had the quickest 10-lap average of 182.254 mph.

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Xfinity qualifying takes place at 4:05 p.m. The race is scheduled to begin at 7:13 p.m. ET today.

Cole Custer wins pole for today’s Xfinity race at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – Cole Custer scored his first career Xfinity pole, capturing the top spot for Saturday afternoon’s FitzGerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Custer won the pole with a lap of 127.157 mph in the final round. He was followed by Justin Allgaier (126.913 mph), Christopher Bell (126.704), Daniel Hemric (126.570) and John Hunter Nemechek (126.411).

Custer, Bell, Hemric and Ryan Preece (qualified seventh at 125.823 mph) are racing for the $100,000 bonus today in the Dash 4 Cash.

Ryan Sieg crashed in the second round of qualifying and will go to a backup car.

Today’s race is scheduled to take the green flag at 1:13 p.m. ET today.

Morgan Shepherd, who made his 1,000th career NASCAR start last week at Texas, was the only car that failed to qualify. He hit the wall in the opening seconds of the first round.

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NASCAR America: Who is the favorite among Dash 4 Cash drivers?

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Four Xfinity Series drivers will go head-to-head this weekend for $100,000 at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the first round in the Dash 4 Cash program.

The prize is the first of four consecutive races were four drivers will compete for the large sum of money – at Bristol, Richmond, Talladega and Dover.

Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer and Ryan Preece – the top four finishing Xfinity regulars from last weekend’s race Texas Motor Speedway – will go for the money.

Whoever places highest in the race will win the cash. That driver and the three highest finishing Xfinity regulars in the race will then compete for another $100,000 next weekend at Richmond.

NASCAR America analysts Dale Jarrett, Landon Cassill and Kyle Petty discussed who they think has the advantage in the first race.

“I’m looking at Christopher Bell, he’s really performed well at every type (of) track,” Jarrett said. “All the guys again are short track specialists. That’s how they made their way through this. Christopher Bell has shown me everything it takes to be successful.”

Petty chose Stewart-Haas Racing’s Custer.

“I know what this kid will do to win a race, we saw it in the Truck Series,” Petty said. “You throw $100,000 on the line, you throw Bristol into the mix, I think this is a guy you’re going to have to keep your eye on.”

Cassill went with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Preece.

“He’s somebody I identify with,” said Cassill, who drove for JD Motorsports in the Xfinity Series with Preece. “He grinded it out for so many years, he’s been in a position where a top-10 finish is a good finish. He took a step back last year and put himself in a position to drive a couple of races with JGR and he went to Iowa Speedway and he put himself in Victory Lane.”

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