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Results, point standings after Xfinity Series season opener

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Noah Gragson came out on top Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway, claiming his first career series win.

Gragson beat Harrison Burton, Timmy Hill, Brandon Jones and Chase Briscoe.

It is JR Motorsports’ third straight win in the season-opening race.

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Point standings

Leaving Daytona, Gragson has a three-point advantage over Justin Haley.

The top five is completed by Burton (-11 points), Jones (-13) and Brandon Brown (-14).

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Results, final point standings after Xfinity championship race

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Tyler Reddick led the final 19 laps and won Saturday’s Xfinity Series season finale to claim the 2019 series championship and his second in a row.

The top five was completed by Cole Custer, Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson and Christopher Bell.

Reddick’s win is his sixth of the year.

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Point standings

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Results, points after Xfinity playoff race at Texas

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Christopher Bell claimed his eighth Xfinity Series win of the season Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

He led 101 of 200 laps and beat Ross Chastain, Austin Cindric, Brandon Jones and John Hunter Nemechek.

Bell clinched one of the four spots in the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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Playoff standings

With one race left before the championship round, here’s how the playoff standings look.


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Results, points from NASCAR Cup elimination race at Kansas

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Denny Hamlin earned his fifth – and perhaps biggest – win of the season in Sunday’s Cup playoff elimination race at Kansas Speedway.

Even though Hamlin was already locked into the upcoming Round of 8 on points heading into Sunday’s race, taking the win gave him extra momentum for next Sunday’s start of the three-race semifinal round at Martinsville Speedway, where Hamlin has five career wins (tied for the most Cup wins he’s earned at a racetrack with Pocono Raceway).

Four drivers were eliminated from advancing into the next round Sunday: Brad Keselowski, William Byron, Alex Bowman and Kansas native Clint Bowyer. Keselowski got bottled up on the final restart and fell three positions in the final two laps, effectively going from being in the next round points-wise to being eliminated when he crossed the finish line.

I got sandwiched … and just all bad, didn’t do a good enough job,” Keselowski said. “It is what it is. I don’t like it, but it’s (championship hopes) all over now.”

Chase Elliott finished second, earning enough points to pass Keselowski and move on to the Round of 8.

We had to stay fighting in these things, especially these late-race restarts,” Elliott said. “You have to fight. … If you want to get to Homestead, that’s what you have to do. We’re excited to move on.”

Kyle Busch finished third, Kurt Busch was fourth and Byron finished fifth.

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Eight drivers move on to the Round of 8, from which four drivers will emerge after the race at Phoenix and advance to race for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway a month from now.

Those eight drivers (and their unofficial reseeded points) are: Kyle Busch (4,046 points), Martin Truex Jr. (4,042), Denny Hamlin (4,037), Joey Logano (4,030), Kevin Harvick (4,028), Chase Elliott (4,024), Kyle Larson (4,011) and Ryan Blaney (4,009.

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Results, point standings after Truck Series playoff race at Talladega

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Spencer Boyd won his first career Truck Series race Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway after Johnny Sauter was penalized on the last lap.

The top five was completed by Todd Gilliland, Riley Herbst, Brett Moffitt and Stewart Friesen.

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Point standings

With Boyd’s win it prevented any playoff driver from securing a spot in the championship race.

Tyler Ankrum and Ross Chastain are the two drivers outside the cutline with two races left in the second round.

Ankrum is one point behind Matt Crafton and Chastain is one point behind Ankrum.

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