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Results, point standings after Xfinity regular-season finale

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Ross Chastain survived three restarts inside the final 20 laps to score his first Xfinity Series win Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Chastain led 180 of 200 laps on the way to winning the DC Solar 300.

He beat Justin Allgaier, Cole Custer, Christopher Bell and Elliott Sadler.

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Points

Saturday’s race marked the regular-season finale and finalized the 12-driver playoff field.

Allgaier secured the regular-season title and 15 bonus playoff points.

The top five through 25 races is Allgaier, Custer (-44 points), Bell (-48), Sadler (-69) and Hemric (-78).

The remaining seven drivers who will compete in the playoffs are Brandon Jones, Tyler Reddick, Ryan Truex, Matt Tifft, Chastain, Austin Cindric and Ryan Reed.

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Results, points after Darlington Xfinity race

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Brad Keselowski led the final 33 laps after Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick wrecked battling for the lead and went on to win Saturday’s Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway.

Cole Custer finished second and Tyler Reddick was third.

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Matt Tifft (8th-place finish), Brandon Jones (12th) and Ryan Truex (15th) each clinched playoff spots. Three playoff spots remain with two regular-season races left.

Justin Allgaier extended his points lead by 11 on Christopher Bell. Allgaier leads Bell by 16 points after Saturday’s race. Custer is 17 points behind Allgaier. Christopher Bell is 36 points behind.

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Brad Keselowski wins Xfinity race at Darlington

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Brad Keselowski took advantage of contact between Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick as they battled for the lead and went on to win Saturday’s Xfinity race at Darlington Raceway. It is Keselowski’s 39th career Xfinity win.

Harvick lashed out at Chastain for the incident.

STAGE 1 WINNER: Ross Chastain

STAGE 2 WINNER: Ross Chastain

CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT VIA POINTS: Brandon Jones, Matt Tifft and Ryan Truex. They join Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler, Cole Custer, Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick in the playoffs. Three spots remain with two races left in the regular season.

HOW BRAD KESELOWSKI WON: He was in the right place at the right time when Ross Chastain and Kevin Harvick had contact while racing for the lead in the final stage, avoided the incident and went on to win the race.

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Runner-up Cole Custer scored his eighth consecutive top-10 finish and third top-five finish in a row. … Tyler Reddick placed third for his best finish since his Daytona win in the season opener. … Denny Hamlin was fourth. He has placed in the top 10 in all 11 starts in Darlington Xfinity races.

WHO HAD A BAD RACEAustin Cindric was eliminated by a crash on the second lap after contact from behind by Ryan Truex. Cindric finished 40th. It marks the sixth finish of 30th or worse in 24 starts this season for Cindric. … Christopher Bell suffered a cut tire after making contact with Daniel Hemric’s car. Less than 15 laps after repairs, Bell hit the wall. Bell finished 34th.

NOTABLE: Ross Chastain, in his first of three races with Chip Ganassi Racing, won the pole, won both stages and led 90 laps before his incident with Kevin Harvick as they raced for the lead and finished 25th.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Just to be not able to experience this race … it really bothers me. I’m just really frustrated,” said Austin Cindric after he was eliminated by a crash on the second lap.

WHAT’S NEXT: September 8 in Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Ross Chastain wins Xfinity pole for today’s race

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Ross Chastain won the pole for today’s Xfinity race (3:30 p.m. ET on NBC). Chastain is driving this weekend for Chip Ganassi Racing. It is Chastain’s first career Xfinity pole.

Chastain won the pole with a lap of 169.531 mph.

Christopher Bell (169.263 mph) will start second and Tyler Reddick (169.048) will start third. Daniel Hemric (168.839) is fourth and Denny Hamlin (168.106) will start fifth.

The first round was stopped when Vinnie Miller stopped on the track after his car was smoking.

Brandon Jones did not make a qualifying attempt after his car failed pre-qualifying inspection four times. He will start 39th in the 40-car field.

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Xfinity practice report at Darlington

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DARLINGTON, S.C. – Elliott Sadler posted the fastest lap in the final Xfinity practice session Friday at Darlington Raceway.

Sadler ran a lap of 165.995 mph. He was followed by Tyler Reddick (165.526 mph), Christopher Bell (165.092), Brad Keselowski (164.981) and Cole Custer (164.954).

Reddick ran the most laps at 52 in the session.

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Tyler Reddick had the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 162.745 mph. He was followed by Brad Keselowski (162.437 mph) and Kevin Harvick (162.220).

PRACTICE 1

Christopher Bell posted the fastest lap in the opening Xfinity Series practice session Friday at Darlington Raceway.

Bell had a top lap of 169.356 mph. Ross Chastain, driving this weekend for Chip Ganassi Racing, was next at 169.321 mph in the No. 42 car.

They were followed by Cole Custer (169.025 mph), Elliott Sadler (168.984) and Ty Dillon (168.798).

Tyler Reddick, who was ninth on the speed chart with a top lap of 168.106 mph, ran 30 laps, most in the session.

Bell also posted the best average over 10 consecutive laps at 166.143  mph.

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