With three races left in the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season, two of them being this weekend at Richmond Raceway, time is running short for the drivers not locked into the Playoffs to secure their spot going into the postseason.
Eight drivers have already clinched a spot in the 12-driver postseason field: Austin Cindric, Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson, Justin Haley, Harrison Burton, Justin Allgaier, Brandon Jones, and Ross Chastain.
Can Clinch Via Points
If there is a new winner, the following driver could clinch by being 111 points above the 3rd winless driver in the standings.
- Michael Annett: Could only clinch with help
If there is a repeat winner, the following driver could clinch by being 111 points about the 4th winless driver in the standings. They would also clinch if there was a new winner among Ross Chastain or Riley Herbst and being 111 points about the 3rd winless driver in the standings.
- Michael Annett: Would clinch with 35 points
Can Clinch Via Win
The following drivers would clinch on their win alone:
- Michael Annett
- Riley Herbst
- Ryan Sieg
- Brandon Brown
- Jeremy Clements
The following drivers could clinch with a win and clinching a Top 20 position:
- Myatt Snider: Would clinch with 41 points
- Josh Williams: Could only clinch with help
- Jesse Little: Could only clinch with help
- Alex Labbe: Could only clinch with help
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff Outlook following Darlington-2:
|Rank||Driver||Points||Race Wins||Stage Wins||Playoff Pts||Pts from Cutoff|
|1||Chase Briscoe||951||6||5||35||In On Wins|
|5||Harrison Burton #||789||2||0||10|
|10||Riley Herbst #||606||0||0||0||159|
|14||Myatt Snider #||441||0||0||0||-51|
Expect the battle for the final spots left in Playoffs to stay close this weekend at Darlington because the drivers on the Playoff bubble share very similar average finishes: Ryan Sieg (19.9), Jeremy Clements (22.4), Josh Williams (23.0) Brandon Brown (25.7). Myatt Snider and Jesse Little will make their first starts at Rchmond.