The Xfinity Championship Favorite Advances to the Round of 8


Despite the fact that the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs are two races long, none of the championship contenders have yet to reach Victory Lane. The first driver, on the other hand, has secured a place in the Round of Eight. By virtue of points, Austin Cindric has advanced. Following the Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR provided an update on the playoff race. Cindric finished eighth, giving him a total of 2,131 points, while Brandon Brown won his first NASCAR national series race. The defending Xfinity Series champion is now 77 points ahead of the cutline, ensuring he will not be eliminated during the Charlotte Roval’s cutoff race.

“Mission accomplished,” Cindric said after the checkered flag was waved on pit road. He also stated that securing his spot changes his strategy for the trip to Charlotte Roval, especially with so many drivers in must-win situations as a result of accidents at Talladega Superspeedway or Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cindric clarified that securing stage points is still his goal in order to boost his playoff point total and improve his chances of qualifying for the championship race in Phoenix.

Cindric’s Main Competition Remains in a Strong Position

While the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Mustang remains in a strong position in the Round of Eight, he is not the only one. AJ Allmendinger, the regular-season champion, is currently 33 points ahead of the cutline heading into the Charlotte Roval.

At Talladega Superspeedway, the driver of the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet Camaro had a lot of problems. On Lap 24, he and rookie Sam Mayer both crashed, sending them to their respective haulers before the first stage ended. While other drivers completed more laps, Allmendinger lost a lot of points, but he didn’t fall below the cutline because he built up a huge cushion. After the Talladega race on Saturday, October 2, Allmendinger told FOX Sports reporter Bob Pockrass, “This is why we try to work so hard to give yourself a cushion in case something like this happens.” “It’s a pain..” I was trying to get to the stage end and reset when I realized I was in a bad spot up there. I got a little hung up there. ”

Allmendinger explained that he had some “really aggressive moves” from behind him, which led to the crash that destroyed his stock car. The incident derailed his chances of winning the race, forcing him to look ahead and prepare for the Charlotte Roval. After two playoff races, Allmendinger is in a safe position, but he is no longer fighting for the top spot in the points.

2 Drivers Sit Ahead of Allmendinger After Strong Performances

Allmendinger is in a safe position after two playoff races, but he is no longer fighting for the top spot in the points. He is actually in second place behind two other drivers who put in strong performances at Talladega Superspeedway to secure some important points.

Justin Allgaier is in second place, having won two races during the regular season. After finishing third and securing 44 points, he now has 55 points to his credit. At the Charlotte Roval, he should have no trouble securing a spot in the Round of Eight.

Allmendinger’s future Kaulig Racing teammate Daniel Hemric finished fourth overall at Talladega Superspeedway after avoiding the on-track incidents that brought out the red flag. He increased his total by 34 points, putting him 41 points above the cutline. In his Xfinity Series career, Hemric has yet to win a race, but he has a chance to advance to the next round of the playoffs at a track where he has two starts and a third-place finish in 2020.

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