Cole Custer snapped a 30-race winless streak with his victory in Saturday’s Xfinity race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Custer passed Tyler Reddick on the last lap to score the win.
Christopher Bell placed 32nd after he wrecked from contact with Cindric on Lap 134. It is his second straight DNF.
With his win, Custer is the first driver to secure a spot in the championship four.
With one race until the championship round, the two winningest series regulars this year are below the cutline.
Justin Allgaier, who has five wins, is fifth on the playoff grid, 12 points below the cutoff.
Matt Tifft is sixth (-14).
Bell, who has six wins, is seventh (-34).
Cindric is last on the grid (-61).