Despite Top Seed And Winning Both Stages, Allgaier Eliminated From Championship Contention, So Was Sadler

AVONDALE, AZ – JR Motorsports entered the Round of 8 with three of their four drivers still in the hunt to win this year’s NASCAR XFINITY Series championship. Heading into Saturday’s Whelen 200, they had two drivers to the good on the playoff standings. Unfortunately, Christopher Bell was victorious at the ISM Raceway in Phoenix. 

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Could Bell and Allgaier Really Not Make Championship 4?

FORT WORTH, TX – Now that a wild O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway is behind us, one thing stands above the rest in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. That’s the fact that we could see the top two seeds in this year’s playoffs not even make it to the Championship 4 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Both Christopher Bell and Justin Allgaier have had bad rounds in the Round of 8. Bell, had incidents on the first lap of each of the last two races and has finished 37th…

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Is Allgaier In Trouble Now?

Heading into the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs, the overall favorite to win this year’s championship absolutely had to be Justin Allgaier. I mean, why not? Over the final 14 races of the regular season, the JR Motorsports driver had 14 consecutive top 10 finishes including seven top three finishes over the last eight races. But, he’s since cooled off. In fact, as things stand heading into this weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway, Allgaier is on the outside looking in. He’s five points down in fact. Can he make it…

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Problems For XFINITY Series Playoff Favorites On Opening Lap Of Saturday’s Race

Heading into the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series playoffs, it appeared that Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell would be the ones to beat for this year’s championship. Allgaier, had seven top three finishes in the eight races preceding the playoffs and 14 straight top 10’s. Why bet against him? Bell, he had gotten hot again too and has since set a rookie record for most wins in a single season by a first year XFINITY Series driver. 

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Another Misfortune Has Allgaier In Danger Zone With 1 Race Remaining In The 1st Round

CONCORD, NC – Good thing Justin Allgaier accumulated all of those playoff points in the NASCAR XFINITY Series regular season. If he didn’t, he’d be on the outside looking in with one race remaining in the first round. Allgaier, the top seed in this year’s playoffs, now sits seventh, only 11 points ahead of the cutoff as we head to the cutoff race at Dover next Saturday. That would be a huge storyline next weekend if the JR Motorsports driver fails to advance. 

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Allgaier, Custer’s Incident Puts Custer On Playoff Bubble

RICHMOND, VA – Luckily Justin Allgaier scored all of those playoff points in the regular season or he would be in a similar situation that Cole Custer’s in right now. Arguably, two of the hottest drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series were involved in the same Lap 225 crash in Friday night’s GoBowling 250 at the Richmond Raceway. Both also were heading towards top 10 finishes in the opening race of the XFINITY Series playoffs, but Custer got into the wall in Turn 2 with 25 laps-to-go and checked everyone up…

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Allgaier Looking To Win Regular Season Championship, Can Bell Get Back On Track?

The 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series’ regular season is coming to an end on Saturday. Currently, nine of the 12 playoff spots have been clinched as we have seven drivers vying for the final three spots in this weekend’s DC Solar 300 (5 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). But, another battle to watch is at the top of the standings. Justin Allgaier leads Cole Custer by 49 points in the overall points standings. Christopher Bell (-52) and Daniel Hemric (-55) are technically still mathematically alive to win the regular season title, but…

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Allgaier Wins Thrilling Lilly Diabetes 250 For 1-2 JRM Finish

INDIANAPOLIS – For the second straight year, we were treated to a thrilling Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Last year, William Byron narrowly beat Paul Menard in a record setting race. While we had to wait two days to run the 2018 edition, the wait was well worth it. Justin Allgaier barely topped his JRM teammate of Tyler Reddick to win for the fifth time of the season and 10th of his XFINITY Series career. Allgaier, led the first lap of the race and the final in his…

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Allgaier Having Career Year, While Road Courses Could Have Spoiled Bell’s Hopes

There’s no doubt, the 2018 NASCAR XFINITY Series season has been the best year of Justin Allgaier’s racing career. Heading into 2018, Allgaier had five career XFINITY Series wins. While he was very solid, even a championship contender in some years, 2018 has blown away all the years past. In this season alone, Allgaier has nearly as many wins in 23 races as he did in his previous 233 starts in the series. Yes, in Allgaier’s first 233 career XFINITY Series starts, he had five total victories. In the first…

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Allgaier Wins At Road America, Top 5 Takeaways From Saturday’s Race

Justin Allgaier never considered himself a road racing ace. His background is entirely on ovals. But, the JR Motorsports driver earned his ninth career NASCAR XFINITY Series victory on Saturday in Road America and now looks like the championship favorite. In fact, a third of Allgaier’s career wins have come on road courses as this was his third win on one of the road courses on the schedule and second of the season. 

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