Michigan Xfinity points and results: BROOKLYN, Mich. — AJ Allmendinger hung on through three overtime restarts Saturday to win the Xfinity Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
It was the eighth career victory in the Xfinity Series and third this season for the No. 16 Chevrolet driver, who led a race-high 70 of 139 laps.
It also was the 11th Xfinity victory for Kaulig Racing, which scored its first career Cup victory last week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course with Allmendinger.
As a replacement for the injured Michael Annett, Josh Berry finished fourth and led 24 laps, continuing an eventful week for the JR Motorsports driver who will move full time to the Xfinity Series next season. Berry also will be starting Sunday’s Cup race in place of Corey LaJoie.
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Here are the NASCAR Xfinity points standings and results Saturday from Michigan International Speedway:
Click here for the full Xfinity box score from Saturday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.
With his victory, Allmendinger moved within 35 points of leader Austin Cindric (who finished 37th because of a wreck) with four races remaining in the regular season.
Allmendinger also increased his playoff points total to 23 with six points from winning Stage 2 and his third race of the season.
In the battle for the final playoff spot, Riley Herbst finished seventh and increased his cushion to 41 points over Michael Annett, who missed his fourth consecutive race because of a leg injury.
“I just was trying to bide my time and race smart today with our points scenario,” Herbst said. “I think we expanded on that a little bit and gained into the guy in front of us. All in all, it was a good day.”
Click here for the Xfinity driver points after Michigan
Click here for the Xfinity team owner points after Michigan.