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Las Vegas Xfinity lineup

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Chase Briscoe will lead the Las Vegas Xfinity lineup to the green flag as the series begins its playoffs Saturday night.

Briscoe enters the playoffs after his seventh win of the season last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. He has seven victories so far, two more than Austin Cindric who will start second Saturday night.

Justin Allgaier, who has won three of the last seven races, starts third. He’s followed by Ross Chastain and Harrison Burton. Michael Annett starts 13th, last among the playoff drivers.

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The opening round of the Xfinity playoffs goes to Talladega after Las Vegas and ends with the Charlotte Roval. The playoff field will be cut to eight drivers at Charlotte.

The Las Vegas Xfinity lineup is set by using a formula based on four statistical categories: owner points position, owner final race position, the finish and fastest lap from the most recently completed race.

Performance Metrics Qualifying is a total number based on the previous race. The formula is 15% of a fastest lap time position, 25% of the driver’s final race finish position, 25% of the owner’s final race position and 35% of the owner points position. Any ties will be broken by the rule book.

NASCAR Xfinity Series at Las Vegas 

Race time: 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday

Track: Las Vegas Motor Speedway; Las Vegas, Nevada (1.5-mile speedway)

Length: 200 laps (300 miles)

Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 45. Stage 2 ends Lap 90.

TV coverage: NBCSN

Radio: Performance Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Streaming: NBC Sports app (subscription required); goprn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Lineup: Click here for Xfinity starting lineup

Next Truck race: Friday at Las Vegas (134 laps, 201 miles), 9 p.m. ET on FS1

Next Cup race: Sunday at Las Vegas (267 laps, 400.5 miles), 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Xfinity race results, point standings after Bristol

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Chase Briscoe led the final six laps and won Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol for his seventh win of the season.

Briscoe beat Ross Chastain for the win. The top five was completed by Austin Cindric, Harrison Burton and Justin Allgaier.

Click here for the race results.

Playoff standings

The 12-driver field for the playoffs has been set with Briscoe’s win in the regular-season finale.

Brandon Brown placed 12th and clinched the 12th and final spot.

Here are the re-seeded point standings entering the playoffs.

Chase Briscoe – 2,050 points

Austin Cindric – 2,050

Justin Allgaier – 2,033

Noah Gragson – 2,025

Brandon Jones – 2,020

Justin Haley – 2,018

Harrison Burton – 2,014

Ross Chastain – 2,010

Ryan Sieg – 2,002

Michael Annett – 2,002

Riley Herbst – 2,001

Brandon Brown – 2,000

Click here for the re-seeded standings.

Click here for the normal point standings.

Chase Briscoe wins Xfinity race at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Chase Briscoe took the lead with six laps to go and won Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, which marked the end of the regular season.

Briscoe passed Austin Cindric to assume the lead and went unchallenged to the checkered flag. The victory is his series-leading seventh of the season.

“I was so mad after last week (at Richmond),” Briscoe told NBCSN. “I told all the guys there ain’t no way we’re getting beat today. I was so mad after how we ran last week and I get on the internet all the time and see guys count us out after one bad race and I know what this team is capable. … I finished second here the last two races and I wanted to win here so bad and it’s awesome that I can actually celebrate it with all these race fans.”

The top five was completed by Ross Chastain, Cindric, Harrison Burton and Justin Allgaier.

More: Race results, playoff standings

Allgaier dominated the early portion of the race, leading 126 laps and winning the first two stages. But he lost the lead for good in the pits during the Stage 2 break.

Brandon Brown finished 12th and clinched the 12th and final playoff spot.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Justin Allgaier

STAGE 2 WINNER: Justin Allgaier

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Ross Chastain led three times for 117 laps, but had to settle for his fifth runner-up finish of the season without a win … Austin Cindric earned his 13th top-10 finish in the last 14 races … Harrison Burton earned his 13th top five of the season.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Brett Moffitt finished 27th after he had to pit three times in the opening laps and was penalized for taking fuel before the competition caution … BJ McLeod finished 34th after he was eliminated in a multi-car wreck that began when he made contact with teammate Jeffrey EarnhardtMichael Annett finished 31st and Joe Graf Jr. placed 27th after they were involved in an incident on Lap 120.

QUOTE OF THE RACE: “I hit pit road and I wanted to cry.” – Ross Chastain after he finished second for the fifth time this year. He is winless entering the playoffs.

WHAT’S NEXT: The Xfinity playoffs open at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sept. 26 on NBCSN.

 

Results, point standings after Saturday Xfinity race

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Justin Allgaier beat teammate Jeb Burton to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond.

It is Allgaier’s third win of the season and it completed Allgaier’s sweep of the doubleheader weekend.

The top five was completed by Ross Chastain, Harrison Burton and Noah Gragson.

Point standings

Ryan Sieg and Riley Herbst clinched playoff spots Saturday, leaving just one spot left to fill in the 12-driver field.

Brandon Brown hold the final spot. He has a 49-point advantage over Jeremy Clements heading into the regular season-finale at Bristol.

Click here for the point standings.

Justin Allgaier wins Saturday Xfinity race at Richmond

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Justin Allgaier won the Saturday Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway, completing a sweep of the series’ doubleheader at the short track.

Allgaier led 135 of 250 laps, including the final 13 laps under green. He beat Jeb Burton and Ross Chastain.

The top five was completed by Harrison Burton and Justin Haley.

More: Race results, point standings

Allgaier finished the weekend by earning 12 of a possible 14 playoff points after he won two of four stages in addition to his race wins.

“I knew how good our car was all day,” Allgaier told NBCSN. “I knew at the end there, I knew we had speed. I knew when we needed to go we could. I just didn’t know how fast. My teammate, Jeb Burton, did a fantastic job today on that last restart.”

It’s Allgaier’ 14th career Xfinity win and the first time he’s won consecutive races.

“I don’t know that it isn’t the biggest accomplishment of my career,” Allgaier said of the back-to-back wins. “I think a lot of times in this sport you’re only as good as your last race. And it’s really, really easy to have success and have a good race and not following it up with a good race. … To be able to get these guys what they deserve, it made today more special thanI think I’ve ever had.”

Austin Cindric finished 10th and clinched the regular-season championship and the 15 playoff points that come with it.

“I had a very frustrating day and I wish we would have been able to do more with our PPG Ford Mustang today,” Cindric told NBCSN. “We sat down as a team at the beginning of the year and we all wrote down our top-three goals. I am not a big proponent of setting goals but we put something on paper and my number one was the regular-season championship. From the outside looking in that was maybe a lofty goal but we have a lot of speed and a lot of fight and I am really proud of that effort. We can’t have days like today, especially if we get to make it to the Championship Four. A lot of emotions right now but at the end of the day it is mission accomplished for sure.”

Ryan Sieg and Riley Herbst each clinched playoff spots today. Eleven of the 12 playoff spots have been filled. Brandon Brown holds the final spot entering the regular-season finale.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Justin Allgaier

STAGE 2 WINNER: Ross Chastain

WHO HAD A GOOD DAY: Jeb Burton’s runner-up finish is his career-best result in 40 Xfinity starts … Harrison Burton finished fourth after he was 16th in Friday night’s race … Noah Gragson earned his first top five since Dover I on Aug. 22 …  Michael Annett (seventh) earned his sixth straight top-10 finish, the longest active streak.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Riley Herbst finished 34th after he wrecked from contact with Brandon Brown with 22 laps to go … Colby Howard finished 35th after het got into the wall and brought out the caution late in the first stage … Tommy Joe Martins finished 26th after he started first due to the field invert from Friday’s race.

WHAT’S NEXT: Regular-season finale at Bristol Motor Speedway, 7 p.m. ET Sept. 18 on NBCSN.

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