Justin Allgaier opened the Xfinity Series playoffs with a victory in Friday night’s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway to punch his ticket into the Round of 8.
The JR Motorsports driver was the top lap leader in the event, setting the pace three times for 110 laps.
The playoffs now move to Texas Motor Speedway.
Xfinity Series Playoff Round of 12 Standings
After first of three Round of 12 races
John Hunter Nemechek, Toyota, 2,095
X-Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 2,085
Cole Custer, Ford, 2,069
Austin Hill, Chevrolet, 2,051
Chandler Smith, Chevrolet, 2,048
Daniel Hemric, Chevrolet, 2,042
Sammy Smith, Toyota, 2,035
Sheldon Creed, Chevrolet, 2,034
Jeb Burton, Chevrolet, 2,030
Sam Mayer, Chevrolet, 2,020
Parker Kligerman, 2,012
Josh Berry, Chevrolet, 2,010
x-Qualified for spot in Round of 8 with victory in Round of 12.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
On Thursday at Bristol,Corey Heim punched his ticket to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship round in Phoenix with his narrow victory over Christian Eckes.
Eckes dominated the 200-lap Bristol Motor Speedway event, leading all but 50 laps before Heim passed him with six laps remaining.
With two races remaining in the Truck Series Round of 8, Eckes is second in the standings, 29 points above the cutline. The two other drivers above the cutline are Carson Hocevar at plus 18 and Grant Enfinger at plus 14.
Below the cutline are defending series champion Zane Smith, who incurred a pit road penalty at Bristol for pitting outside of his pit box, the 2021 series champion Ben Rhodes, Nick Sanchez and Ty Majeski. Smith is 14 points below the cutline, Rhodes is 19 and Sanchez and Majeski are both 22 points each.
The next race is at Talladega.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Playoff Standings
After first of three Round of 8 races
x-Corey Heim, Toyota, 3,080
Christian Eckes, Chevrolet, 3,079
Carson Hocevar, Chevrolet, 3,068
Grant Enfinger, Chevrolet, 3,064
Zane Smith, Ford, 3,050
Ben Rhodes, Ford, 3,045
Nick Sanchez, Chevrolet, 3,042
Ty Majeski, Ford, 3,042
x-Qualified for spot in Championship 4 with victory in Round of 8.