Xfinity standings after Richmond

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One more race, one more playoff spot.

The Xfinity Series will hold its regular-season finale Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN) and solidify its 12 driver playoff field.

More: Cup standings after Richmond

Following the doubleheader at Richmond Raceway, Brandon Brown holds the final playoff spot. After finishing 18th and 11th in Richmond, Brown has a 49-point advantage over Jeremy Clements.

Here is a look at the Xfinity standings after Richmond. 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.

Xfinity standings after Richmond

Friday Richmond race results

Friday Richmond race results
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Justin Allgaier scored his second Xfinity win of the season Friday night at Richmond Raceway.

Allgaier passed Justin Haley for the lead with 29 laps to go and went on the victory, the second of the season and 13th of his Xfinity career.

Haley finished second. Kyle Busch placed third. Austin Cindric was fourth. Ross Chastain was fifth.

NASCAR disqualified the car of Chad Finchum after it failed rear heights. Finchum finished 27th. He will be credited with a last-place finish.

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POINTS

Michael Annett finished seventh, securing a playoff spot. Nine playoff spots have been secured, leaving three to be claimed. Holding those final three spots are rookie Riley Herbst, Ryan Sieg and Brandon Brown.

Brown holds the final playoff spot. He is 43 points ahead of Jeremy Clements.

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Justin Allgaier wins Friday Richmond Xfinity race

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Justin Allgaier passed Justin Haley for the lead with 29 laps to go and went on to win Friday night’s Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway.

The series is back on track Saturday to complete its doubleheader weekend. Saturday’s race begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

MORE: Race results 

Allgaier lost the lead to Haley on Lap 174 of 250 and began to pull away. He rallied and got by Haley on Lap 222. Allgaier went on to win his second race of the season.

“We’re just hitting our stride at the right time of the season,” Allgaier said.

Haley finished second. He was followed by Kyle Busch, Austin Cindric and Ross Chastain.

“I thought maybe a few more laps I could have gotten to him because he was really sideways toward the end,” Haley said of Allgaier. “Honestly, he just timed it perfectly. Lapped traffic was not ideal. The whole time I thought we were faster didn’t quite play our cards right.”

STAGE 1 WINNER: Austin Cindric

STAGE 2 WINNER: Justin Allgaier

WHO HAD A GOOD RACE: Michael Annett secured a playoff spot via points with his seventh-place finish. … Austin Cindric, who finished fourth, has finished in the top five in four of his five Richmond starts. … Brett Moffitt finished sixth. It is his seventh top-10 finish of the season. He had six last year. … Tommy Joe Martins finished 15th and will start on the pole for Saturday’s race with the top 15 finishers from Friday’s race inverted.

WHO HAD A BAD RACE: Myatt Snider was in a crash early and finished 36th in the 37-car field. … Harrison Burton‘s 16th-place finish is his worst in the Xfinity Series on a short track. “That’s pretty embarrassing,” Burton said on NBCSN after the race.

PENALTIES: NASCAR disqualified the car of Chad Finchum after it failed rear heights. Finchum finished 27th. He will be credited with a last-place finish. … NASCAR also ejected the car chief of the No. 13 car driven by Stephen Leicht, who finished 34th. The team was penalized for any loss or separation of an improperly installed rear axle from the vehicle.

NOTABLE: Justin Allgaier’s win is the 50th in the Xfinity Series for JR Motorsports. Fifteen drivers have accounted for those 50 victories.

NEXT: The series is back on the track Saturday to complete its Richmond doubleheader. The series races at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

Xfinity Series playoff grid after Texas

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For the third straight race the Xfinity Series saw Austin Cindric claim a victory, this time after Kyle Busch’s car failed post-race inspection Saturday in Texas.

Cindric’s win meant no other driver locked themselves into the 12-driver playoff grid with eight races left in the regular season.

Going into Saturday’s race at Kansas Speedway (5 p.m. ET on NBCSN), the last driver among the top 12 on the playoff grid is Brandon Brown.

The independent driver is 31 points above the cutline after his 10th-place finish in Texas. That’s an increase of 17 points from last week after the Kentucky doubleheader.

The first four drivers outside the top 12 are Jeremy Clements (-31 points from cutline), Myatt Snider (-38), Jesse Little (-51) and Alex Labbe (-63 points).

Xfinity starting lineup at Texas

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Michael Annett will start on the pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The Texas Xfinity starting lineup was determined by a random draw. The race airs at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

JR Motorsports teammate Jeb Burton joins Annett on the front row of the Texas Xfinity starting lineup. Austin Cindric, who won both of last weekend’s Xfinity races at Kentucky, will start third and be followed by Justin Allgaier and Riley Herbst.

Harrison Burton, who was involved a fight with Noah Gragson after the Kentucky race, starts seventh. Gragson starts ninth, meaning Gragson will start directly behind Burton on the inside lane.

Kyle Busch will start 28th.

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NASCAR Xfinity Series at Texas 

Race Time: 3 p.m. ET Saturday

Track: Texas Motor Speedway; Fort Worth, Texas (1.5-mile speedway)

Length: 200 laps (300 miles)

Stages: Stage 1 ends Lap 45. Stage 2 ends Lap 90

TV coverage: NBCSN

Radio: Performance Racing Network (also SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

Streaming: NBC Sports app (subscription required); goprn.com and SiriusXM for audio (subscription required)

Next Cup race: Sunday at Texas (334 laps, 501 miles) 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN

Next Truck race: Saturday at Texas (167 laps, 250.5 miles) 8 p.m. ET on FS1