A Quick Synopsis Of The 16 NXS Playoff Drivers’ 2017 Performance

William Byron
Below is a quick look at each of the 12 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff contender’s performances this season, and their performance at the upcoming track (Kentucky):

 William Byron (No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 with the No. 1 seed and 2,025 points; two points ahead of his JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier in the second seed.

In 26 starts this season, Byron has posted three wins (Iowa, Daytona and Indianapolis), eight top fives, 17 top 10s, two Stage wins and has earned 25 Playoff points. His average finish this season is an 11.1 (second best).

Byron made his series track debut at Kentucky Speedway, earlier this season; he started fifth and finished seventh.

Justin Allgaier (No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the second seed with 2,023 points; five points ahead of his JR Motorsports teammate Elliott Sadler in the third seed.

In 26 starts this season, Allgaier has posted two wins (Phoenix and Chicago), seven top fives, 13 top 10s, three Stage wins and has earned 23 Playoff points. His average finish this season is a 13.6 (fourth-best).

Allgaier has made 10 series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting two top fives, six top 10s and an average finish of 12.3.

 Elliott Sadler (No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the third seed with 2,020 points; 11 points ahead of Richard Childress Racing’s Daniel Hemric in the fourth seed.

In 26 starts this season, Sadler has posted a series-leading 11 top fives and 19 top 10s, five stage wins and has earned 20 playoff points. His average finish this season is a 9.5 (series best).

Sadler has made 12 series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting one pole, one win (2016 Playoffs), five top fives, eight top 10s and an average finish of 7.8.

 Daniel Hemric (No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the fourth seed with 2,009 points; three points ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Brennan Poole in the fifth seed.

In 26 starts this season, Hemric has posted one pole, five top fives, 12 top 10s, two stage wins and has earned six playoff points. His average finish this season is a 13.3 (third-best).

Hemric made his series track debut at Kentucky Speedway, earlier this season; he started 10th and finished ninth.

 Brennan Poole (No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the fifth seed with 2,006 points; one point ahead of Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed in the sixth seed.

In 26 starts this season, Poole has posted one pole, one top five, 12 top 10s and has earned six playoff points. His average finish this season is a 14.3 (fifth-best).

Poole has made five series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting two top 10s and an average finish of 16.8.

 Ryan Reed (No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the sixth seed with 2,005 points. Ryan Reed (sixth seed), Jeremy Clements (seventh), Cole Custer (eighth) and Blake Koch (ninth) are all currently tied in points at 2,005.

In 26 starts this season, Reed has posted one win (Daytona), two top fives, five top 10s and has earned five playoff points. His average finish this season is an 18.6 (11th-best).

Reed has made seven series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting one top 10 and an average finish of 19.9.

 Jeremy Clements (No. 51 Jeremy Clement Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the seventh seed with 2,005 points. Ryan Reed (sixth seed), Jeremy Clements (seventh), Cole Custer (eighth) and Blake Koch (ninth) are all currently tied in points at 2,005.

In 26 starts this season, Clements has posted one win (Road America), one top five, two top 10s and has earned five playoff points. His average finish this season is 21.9 (17th-best).

Clements has made 13 series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting a best finish of 12th in this race last season. His average finish at Kentucky is 20.8.

 Cole Custer (No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the eighth seed with 2,005 points. Ryan Reed (sixth seed), Jeremy Clements (seventh), Cole Custer (eighth) and Blake Koch (ninth) are all currently tied in points at 2,005.

In 26 starts this season, Custer has posted four top fives, 13 top 10s and has earned five playoff points. His average finish this season is 14.9 (sixth-best).

Custer made his series track debut at Kentucky Speedway, earlier this season; he started fifth and finished seventh.

 Blake Koch (No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the ninth seed with 2,005 points. Ryan Reed (sixth seed), Jeremy Clements (seventh), Cole Custer (eighth) and Blake Koch (ninth) are all currently tied in points at 2,005.

In 26 starts this season, Koch has posted one pole, four top 10s, two stage wins and has earned five playoff points. His average finish this season is 17.8 (ninth-best).

Koch has made 11 series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting a best finish of 11th in this race last season. His average finish at Kentucky is 26.3.

 Matt Tifft (No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the 10th seed with 2,004 points; one point ahead of Richard Childress Racing’s Brendan Gaughan in the 11th seed.

In 26 starts this season, Tifft has posted two top fives, seven top 10s and has earned four playoff points. His average finish this season is a 15.0 (seventh-best).

Tifft has made three series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting one top five, two top 10s and an average finish of 9.7.

Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the 11th seed with 2,003 points; two points ahead of JR Motorsport’s Michael Annett in the 12th and final seed.

In 26 starts this season, Gaughan has posted two top fives, seven top 10s, one stage win and has earned three playoff points. His average finish this season is a 19.1 (12th-best).

Gaughan has made 10 series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting one win (2014), four top fives, eight top 10s and an average finish of 9.1.

 Michael Annett (No. 5 JR Motorsports Chevrolet) heads into Kentucky and the NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoff’s Round of 12 as the 12th seed with 2,001 points.

In 26 starts this season, Annett has posted one top five, six top 10s and has earned one playoff point. His average finish this season is 17.0 (eighth-best).

Annett has made eight series starts at Kentucky Speedway, posting one top five, five top 10s and an average finish of 12.8.

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