Brandon Brown holds the 12th and final spot in the Xfinity playoff grid. He finished 17th at Darlington after his car was damaged in a Lap 2 accident. Brown extended his lead by 13 points on Jeremy Clements, who finished 32nd.
The series has a doubleheader this weekend at Richmond Raceway. The series races at 7 p.m. ET Friday on NBCSN. The series then races at 2 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN.
The regular season for the Xfinity Series ends Sept. 18 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Here is a look at the Xfinity playoff grid. Drivers shaded in green are locked in the playoffs. Drivers shaded in yellow are in a playoff spot based on their point total. Those shaded in red are outside a playoff spot.
The Bull throws back to “The Rooster”. I’m honored to represent #REDSupport in this Ricky Rudd car from the Bud Moore stable. Moore himself was a decorated D-Day Infantryman. This scheme honors them and the men and women protecting this country. pic.twitter.com/u4BnWGiaQP
DiBenedetto will arrive in Darlington with a tribute to the Wood Brothers’ 1963 Ford Galaxie. That’s the car Tiny Lund won the 1963 Daytona 500 with. It’s also the car Glen Wood won his final Cup Series race in at Bowman Gray Stadium on July 13, 1963.
With sponsorship from Oreo, the JR Motorsports driver will honor his team owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr., with driving the scheme Earnhardt drove to a win in the 2002 Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.
FIRST LOOK 👀 at the MBM Motorsports #13 throwback for @ChadFinchum ‘s Toyota this weekend!!! We are throwing it back to the 1998 Elliott-Marino Motorsports scheme for driver Jerry Nadeau. We will be releasing the throwback scheme for @TimmyHillRacer Cup Series 66 later today! pic.twitter.com/C77JHT0nrf
Here is your 2020 @TooToughToTame throwback from @BMSRaceTeam. We want to honor the people’s champion Janet Guthrie. She is a pioneer and fought the odds in a male dominated sport becoming the first female to qualify for the Daytona 500 and Indy 500! We hope to make you proud! pic.twitter.com/4JMfYNZMrk
Here it is y'all! Early '50s throwback to Jimmie Lewallen. My grandfather owned a multibrand dealership along with Bill Blair and others. Jimmie was his driver in the Cup series. He got his best finish in the 2 at Darlington, 4th. If I can finish there we'll be happy Saturday 🤠 pic.twitter.com/7iTKeSu12u
I’ve always wanted to run one of my dad’s old paint schemes for a throwback and we are finally going to do it this weekend! In 2003 dad’s No.5 truck would race with a neon border around the number. Looking forward to finally having the trucks back at Darlington! pic.twitter.com/iqotIYyMAZ
It is Haley’s second win of the year after he won at Talladega.
Allmendinger was leading when Chastain made a move to pass him on the inside. They made contact and started a chain reaction. Austin Cindric and Michael Annett were also involved.
The night was dominated by Kaulig Racing, with Haley winning Stage 1 and Allmendinger claiming Stage 2. The team led 68 of 100 laps.
“An amazing effort by Kaulig Racing,” Haley told NBCSN. “Obviously, I hate that AJ and Ross got together there. … Parked it right here on the double yellow line where I went down too low about two years (and was disqualified from a win) in a Xfinity race. A little humor there.”
Chastain wound up finishing sixth.
“It’s terrible to run into your teammate like that,” Chastain told NBCSN. “Must be my fault, though. It’s unfortunate, we did everything right all night. We just got to win. … Did everything right to be the the best teammate I could. I haven’t always been. Last lap, I don’t back down and I’m going to go for it. … I hate it, man! It’s not going to help me moving forward.”
Allmendinger finished 15th after leading a race-high 58 laps. He said Chastain’s move was fair.
“I try to take care of my teammates, but it is what it is, it’s for the win,” Allmendginer told NBCSN. “Ross is going for the championship and going for a win there. I saw him get low and I thought maybe he’d take care of me a little bit considering I was there. But he’s going for the win.”
STAGE 1 WINNER: Justin Haley won in a one-lap shootout
STAGE 2 WINNER: AJ Allmendinger passed Gray Gaulding on the last lap to win the stage.
WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Gray Gaulding has finished in the top 10 in his last four superspeedway starts, including runner-ups in two of them … Riley Herbst bounced back from aa pass-through penalty at the start of the race to earn his third top five of the season … Josh Williams finish ninth for his third top 10 of the season.
Campbell also was an EMT and spent time in New York City as an EMT during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city. The team stated that Campbell was an organ donor.
The DGM Racing cars of Josh Williams, Alex Labbe and Dexter Bean will honor Campbell with decals on their cars for Saturday’s Xfinity race at Kansas Speedway (5 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Williams’ car will have Campbell’s name over the driver side door.
“Our eyes in the sky” takes on a whole new meaning today as Brad Campbell now watches over us from the Heavens. Brad was also an EMT, and in true EMT fashion he is now saving lives through organ donation. Help us give back to his family: https://t.co/FxPb0teep4
You never know what life is going to throw at you. Hold your loved ones close and be thankful for the life you have been given. We will miss you Brad You were one cool dude, thank you for being a part of the @dgm_racing_ family #ClearBy2PullinAwayhttps://t.co/hHmvBDCTma
Hug your loved ones a little tighter today. Brad Campbell was a good dude and a member of our spotting family. Unfortunately he lost his life in a car crash on his way to the plane last week. He’s got a much better view now, keep an eye on us all bud.