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NASCAR Xfinity: standings after Richmond Raceway

Elliott Sadler (left) and William Byron (right) with car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Elliott Sadler (left) and William Byron (right) with car owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

The NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season winds down near the Windy City on Saturday with the running of the House.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Elliott Sadler heads into the Chicagoland Speedway, already the 2017 regular-season champion, locking up that title last weekend at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.

Sadler will be joined by at least two of his JR Motorsports in the 12-driver playoffs, set to begin Sept. 23 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, as William Byron and Justin Allgaier are locked into the playoffs by virtue of race wins. Byron leads the series with three trips to victory lane.

Their other JRM teammate, Michael Annett, is in a position to make the playoffs, but isn’t locked in.

Other Xfinity Series regulars already with playoff berths because of race wins include Ryan Reed and Jeremy Clements, each matching Allgaier with a single victory.

Several other drivers have secured playoff spots, mathematically clinching spots by their positions in the points standings. Those drivers include Sadler, Brennan Poole, Daniel Hemric, Matt Tifft and Cole Custer. That leaves three positions up for grabs, to be claimed Saturday at Chicagoland.

Here’s a look at the standings after the Sept. 8 Xfinity Series race at Richmond 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 — 1 win, 5 playoff points
5. Elliott Sadler — 894 point, 5 playoff points (+15-point bonus for regular-season championship)
6. Daniel Hemric — 702 points, 2 playoff points
7. Brennan Poole — 701 points, 0 playoff points
8. Cole Custer — 617 points, 0 playoff points
9. Matt Tifft — 582 points, 0 playoff points
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10. Blake Koch — 537 points
11. Michael Annett — 512 points, 0 playoff points
12. Brendan Gaughan — 511 points, 1 playoff point
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13. Dakoda Armstrong — 486 points, 0 playoff points
14. J.J. Yeley — 446 points, 0 playoff points
15. Ross Chastain — 441 points, 0 playoff points

KEY: ********** divides drivers locked into playoffs from those who aren’t, ________ current playoff cut-off.

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