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Results, point standings after Bristol night race

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BRISTOL, Tenn — Denny Hamlin led the final 12 laps after passing Matt DiBenedetto and won Saturday night’s Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

It is his fourth win of the year.

The top five was completed by DiBenedetto, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott.

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Points

With Hamlin’s win, drivers without wins have two races left to lock themselves in the playoffs.

Daniel Suarez is currently 16th in the points, with a two-point advantage over teammate Clint Bowyer.

Jimmie Johnson is 18th, 26 points behind Suarez.

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Results, point standings after Xfinity race at Mid-Ohio

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Austin Cindric claimed his second Xfinity Series win in a row Saturday with his victory at Mid-Ohio.

The top five was completed by Christopher Bell, AJ Allmendinger, Tyler Reddick and Noah Gragson.

Cindric is the fourth Xfinity regular with multiple wins this year.

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Points

Tyler Reddick continues to lead the series with a 28-point advantage over Bell.

The top five is completed by Custer (-105 points), Justin Allgaier (-156) and Cindric (-183).

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Results, point standings after Xfinity race at Watkins Glen

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Austin Cindric beat AJ Allmendinger Saturday at Watkins Glen International to claim his first career Xfinity Series win.

The win comes in his 54th career start.

Allmendinger lost his second-place finish after his No. 10 Chevrolet failed post-race inspection.

The revised top five is made up by Cindric, Christopher Bell, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney and Tyler Reddick.

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Points

With his win, Cindric is the sixth driver to qualifying for the playoffs with a race win.

The playoff field will be made up of 12 drivers. There are six races left in the regular season.

Brandon Jones currently holds the 12th spot in the point standings with 534 points. Gray Gaulding is 13th, 102 points behind Jones.

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Results, driver points after Daytona 500

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After three multi-car wrecks inside the last 20 laps, Denny Hamlin hung on to win Sunday’s Daytona 500.

He beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Erik Jones to earn his second win in the “Great American Race.” He is the first driver to win the 500 twice in the last 10 years. He first won in 2016.

The top five was completed by Joey Logano and Michael McDowell.

Due to the multiple wrecks in the closing laps only 14 of 40 cars finished on the lead lap. Only Hamlin, Busch and Ross Chastain, who finished 10th, were not involved in any wreck throughout the night

Hamlin led twice for 30 laps. Matt DiBenedetto led a race-high 49 laps before he was eliminated in a crash on Lap 191.

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After his win, Hamlin is qualified for the playoffs. But he heads to Atlanta in a tie with Logano for the points lead at 52 points each.

They are followed by Busch (-7 points), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (-13) and Jones and Alex Bowman (-17).

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Results, point standings after Kansas Xfinity race

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John Hunter Nemechek led the final 30 laps to win Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway for his first Xfinity win.

Nemechek beat Daniel Hemric, Elliott Sadler, Shane Lee and Tyler Reddick.

Nemechek is the third first-time winner this season.

Hemric finished second after leading 128 laps. He is winless this year and has finished in the top three 11 times.

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Points

After earning his best finish since the July race at Daytona, Elliott Sadler trails Daniel Hemric by nine points.

The top four – which will advance to the championship round – is rounded out by Tyler Reddick (-12) and Christopher Bell (-22).

The eight driver playoff field is completed by Matt Tifft (one point back from Bell), Justin Allgaier (five points from Bell), Cole Custer (23 points back from Bell) and Austin Cindric (43 points back from Bell).

Hemric’s car was found to be too low in post-race inspection, which is a L1 penalty. L1 penalties can include the loss of 10-40 points (in the past has been a 10 point penalty) and can include the suspension of crew chief and/or other team members and a fine between $10,000- $40,000.

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