2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series preview: Richmond 2

For the last time in the three major NASCAR series this season, a doubleheader will be run this weekend as Richmond Raceway will host the second race of a doubleheader on Saturday. Saturday’s race will mark the second to last race in the Xfinity Series before the playoffs begin.

Friday saw Kyle Busch’s last of five races in the Xfinity Series this season. He ran in the top 10 most of the race and finished third. The top-two points leaders in Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric competed for the stage one win, which Cindric took, picking up his 10th of the season. Cindric led most of stage two but was passed by Justin Allgaier, who would win stage two — his ninth of the season.

The final stage saw both Allgaier and Haley swap leads but it was Allgaier cruising past the Kaulig Racing product to pick up the victory, his second of the season. Allgaier is fourth in the playoff standings.

Brandon Brown is 12th in the playoff standings, now 43 points ahead of Jeremy Clements and 69 points ahead of Myatt Snider, who wrecked out of Friday’s race 46 laps in.

The starting lineup is inverted from the top 15 finishers from Friday’s race. Since Busch’s 54 car will not race on Saturday, it goes 1-14 instead. Allgaier will start 14th beside the runner-up in Haley. The pole starter is Tommy Joe Martins, who ranks 20th in the overall standings. Brandon Jones will start beside Martins.

Coverage for the Virginia is For Racing Lovers 250 will start at 2:00 p.m. EST. The stages for the race end on lap 75, lap 150 and the finish on lap 250. You can catch the race on NBCSN and the Motor Racing Network.

Starting lineup:

Pit stall assignments:

Goodyear tire notes: https://www.jayski.com/2020/09/08/goodyear-fast-facts-richmond-4/

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