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Friday Bristol Xfinity race: Start time, TV channel

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The Xfinity Series wraps up its regular season Friday night with a race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Only one spot in the 12-driver playoff field remains to be set. Brandon Brown holds the spot with a 49-point advantage over Jeremy Clements.

Justin Allgaier, who swept the doubleheader at Richmond, will start from the pole.

Here is all the info for the Friday Bristol Xfinity race:

(All times are Eastern)

START: The command to start engines will be given at 6:53 p.m. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 7 p.m.

PRERACE: Garage access health screening begins at 12:30 p.m. Drivers report to their cars at 6:25 p.m. The invocation will be given at 6:45 p.m. by Mike Rife of Vansant Church of Christ. The national anthem will be performed at 6:46 p.m.

DISTANCE: The race is 300 laps (159.9 miles) around the .533-mile track.

STAGES: Stage 1 ends on Lap 85. Stage 2 ends on Lap 170.

COMPETITION CAUTION: Lap 40

TO THE REAR: Bayley Currey (unapproved adjustments)

TV/RADIO: Coverage begins on NBCSN with Countdown to Green at 6:30 p.m. Race broadcast begins at 7 p.m. Performance Racing Network’s radio coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m.. and also can be heard at goprn.com. SiriusXM NASCAR Radio will carry the broadcast.

STREAMING: Watch the race on the NBC Sports App. Click here for the link.

FORECAST: The wunderground.com forecast calls for cloudy skies with a high of 64 degrees and a 4% chance of rain at the start of the race.

LAST RACE: Justin Allgaier beat Jeb Burton and Ross Chastain at Richmond

LAST RACE AT BRISTOL: Noah Gragson won over Chase Briscoe and Brandon Jones in June.

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for lineup

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.

Check back for more.

Justin Allgaier wins Saturday’s Dover Xfinity race

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Justin Allgaier won Saturday’s Dover Xfinity race to claim his first victory of 2020 and end a 20-race winless streak.

Allgaier dominated, leading 120 of 200 laps, including the final 50 laps around the 1-mile track.

More: Race results, point standings

The JR Motorsports driver defeated Austin Cindric, who was trying to win for the sixth time in seven races.

“These last 18 to 24 months have been crazy,” Allgaier told NBCSN. “Just proud of these guys and the no give of attitude they’ve got. … What a day. What a race car. We were off a little bit in the beginning and (crew chief) Jason (Burdett) did a great job of getting us where we need to be at.”

For Allgaier, it is the sixth consecutive Dover race he’s finished third or better.

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

The top-15 finishers will be inverted for Sunday’s Xfinity race. Brett Moffitt will start first and Brandon Brown will start second.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Austin Cindric

STAGE 2 WINNER: Justin Allgaier

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Austin Cindric has finished in the top two in the last seven races … Ross Chastain earned his eighth top five of the year and his best career finish at Dover in 11 starts … Jeb Burton placed seventh for his third top 10 of the year in six starts this season.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Chase Briscoe finished 10th after he spun and hit the inside wall on the backstretch with 14 laps left in Stage 2 … Brandon Jones finished 16th after he spun while running in fifth with 37 laps to go.

NOTABLE: Kyle Weatherman finished 25th. His team, Mike Harmon Racing, was at the track after it had a truck, trailer and race car stolen last weekend.

QUOTE OF THE RACE: “The 22 car (Austin Cindric) looked like a normal race car today and not a superhero car.” – Ross Chastain.

WHAT’S NEXT: Dover Race No. 2, 1 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN

Entry lists for Dover races

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Dover International Speedway will be packed with racing this weekend, holding one Truck race, two Xfinity races and two Cup races.

In Cup, only three races remain in the regular season before the 16-driver playoff field is set.

Here are the preliminary entry lists for Dover 

Cup – Drydene 311 (4 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN)

Cup – Drydene 311 (4 p.m. ET Sunday on NBCSN)

Forty cars are entered for both races this weekend.

Josh Bilicki is entered in the No. 53 car of Rick Ware Racing for either race. The 40 drivers listed for Saturday’s race also are listed for Sunday’s race.

Click here for Saturday Cup race entry list 

Click here for Sunday Cup race entry list

 

Xfinity – Drydene 200 (12:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN)

Xfinity – Drydene 200 (1 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN)

Thirty-six cars are entered for both races.

Daniel Hemric will drive the No. 8 for JR Motorsports on Saturday. Jeb Burton will drive the car in Sunday’s race. There are no other driver changes in the entry lists for Dover from Saturday to Sunday.

David Starr is listed for both races in the No. 07 car for SS Green Light Racing.

Click here for Saturday Xfinity race entry list

Click here for Sunday Xfinity race entry list

 

Truck – KDI Office Technology 200 (5 ET Friday on FS1)

Thirty-five trucks are entered for this race.

Click here for Truck entry list