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NASCAR Xfinity: standings after Darlington Raceway

No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet of Elliott Sadler (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet of Elliott Sadler (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

With Denny Hamlin’s win, that was eventually deemed “encumbered by NASCAR, of the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway on Sept. 2, and Kevin Harvick’s win of the other two stages of the race, no playoff points were awarded to NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars and the tally of winners among the ranks of series championship-eligible drivers remains at four — William Byron, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Reed an Jeremy Clements — with two races remaining in the regular season — Friday night’s race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway and the following weekend’s race at Chicagoland in Joliet, Ill.

Byron leads the way among series regulars with three trips to victory lane. As a matter-of-fact, he’s the only multi-race winner of the group.

With four different winners among series regulars, eight positions remain for drivers to claim by virtue of the points standings or by winning one of the next two races.

The JR Motorsports trio of Elliott Sadler, Byron and Allgaier lead the way in points, with Sadler in the points lead.

Heading into the final two races of the regular season, Brendan Gaughan is the driver on the bubble. He heads into Richmond as the final driver in, points-wise, with a 20-point cushion on Dakoda Armstrong, the first driver out. Ross Chastain is the next driver out, another 35 points back.

Meanwhile, Michael Annett is the driver immediately ahead of Gaughan, provisionally in the playoffs with two races remaining in the regular season, but he’s only three points ahead of Gaughan and 23 points ahead of Armstrong, again, the first driver out.

Here’s a look at the Xfinity Series standings after the Sept. 2 race at Darlington Raceway:
1. William Byron — 3 wins, 17 playoff points
2. Justin Allgaier — 1 win, 8 playoff points
3. Ryan Reed — 1 win, 5 playoff points
4. Jeremy Clements — 5 playoff points
5. Elliott Sadler — 858 points, 5 playoff points
6. Brennan Poole — 674 points, 0 playoff points
7. Daniel Hemric — 654 points, 2 playoff points
8. Cole Custer — 590 points, 0 playoff points
9. Matt Tifft — 558 points, 0 playoff points
10. Blake Koch — 511 points, 2 playoff points
11. Michael Annett — 490 points, 0 playoff points
12. Brendan Gaughan — 487 points, 1 playoff point
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13. Dakoda Armstrong — 467 points, 0 playoff points
14. Ross Chastain — 432 points, 0 playoff points
15. J.J. Yeley — 429 points, 0 playoff points

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