Xfinity Round Of Twelve Playoff Picture

Justin Allgaier & Christopher Bell

With the first round of the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs coming to a close this weekend at Dover International Speedway here are some quick facts about this year’s postseason:

  • The 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff field consisted of 12 different drivers from nine different organizations.
    • JR Motorsports – Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler and Tyler Reddick
    • Joe Gibbs Racing – Christopher Bell, Brandon Jones
    • Richard Childress Racing – Daniel Hemric, Matt Tifft
    • JD Motorsports / Chip Ganassi Racing – Ross Chastain
    • Stewart-Haas Racing – Cole Custer
    • Kaulig Racing – Ryan Truex
    • Team Penske / Roush Fenway Racing – Austin Cindric
    • Roush Fenway Racing – Ryan Reed
  • Three of the 12 Xfinity Playoff drivers are Sunoco Rookies this season.
    • Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick and Austin Cindric
  • Five drivers have made their first appearance in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs this season.
    • Third Playoff appearance: Justin Allgaier, Elliott Sadler, Ryan Reed (2016, 2017 and 2018)
    • Second Playoff appearance: Daniel Hemric, Cole Custer, Matt Tifft (2017 and 2018) and Brandon Jones (2016 and 2018)
    • First Playoff appearance: Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Austin Cindric, Ryan Truex, Ross Chastain (2018)

Round of 12 Recap:

  • Richmond Raceway – 0.75-mile paved oval – Go Bowling 250
    • Pole Winner: Christopher Bell (Joe Gibbs Racing)
    • Race Winner: Christopher Bell (Joe Gibbs Racing)
    • Lap Leader (Most): Dale Earnhardt Jr. (JR Motorsports) with 96 laps led
    • Playoff standings leader following the race: Christopher Bell left Richmond with a 28-point lead over second place Daniel Hemric and a 34-point lead over third place Justin Allgaier.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway Road course – 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course – Drive for the Cure 200
    • Pole Winner: Chase Briscoe (Biagi DenBeste Racing)
    • Race Winner: Austin Cindric (Team Penske)
    • Lap Leader (Most): Chase Briscoe (Biagi DenBeste Racing) with 33 laps led
    • Playoff standings leader following the race: Christopher Bell left Charlotte with a 33-point lead over second place Daniel Hemric and a 42-point lead over third place Tyler Reddick.
  • Dover International Speedway – 1-mile, concrete oval – Drive for the Cure 200

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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