The NASCAR Xfinity Series is racing under a chase champion-determining format, loosely based on that of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, for the first time in 2016. Under that system, race winners in the regular season are guaranteed berths in the 12-driver, seven-race Chase, provided they run all the races and remain inside the top-30 of the points standings.
Four races into the season, though, no series championship-eligible driver has gotten to victory lane. Recent series regular and 2014 champion, Chase Elliott, won the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. But Elliott is no longer and Xfinity Series regular; instead, he’s in his first full season of Sprint Cup competition. After Elliott’s win at Daytona, Kyle Busch took over command of Xfinity Series victory lane, winning all three races since.
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