Brendan Gaughan‘s ninth-place finish helped him strengthen his hold on the 12th and final playoff spot with six races left in the regular season.
Gaughan entered Saturday’s Xfinity race with a 14-point lead on JJ Yeley for the final playoff spot. Yeley finished 39th after an engine failure. Ryan Sieg, who finished 27th, passed Yeley in the standings. Gaughan leads Sieg by 36 points for the final playoff spot.