The field for the Round of 8 in the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series Playoffs was set in Saturday’s elimination race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with Ryan Reed beating Brendan Gaughan by a single point for the last transfer spot.
Alex Bowman, who will be driving the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next year, won the race. Brennan Poole was the highest-finishing XFINITY Playoffs contender, coming in fifth.
1. William Byron: 3,026 points
2. Justin Allgaier: 3,023 points
3. Elliott Sadler: 3,020 points
4. Daniel Hemric: 3,009 points
5. Cole Custer: 3,007 points
6. Brennan Poole: 3,006 points
7. Ryan Reed: 3,005 points
8. Matt Tifft: 3,004 points
Of note, the No. 19 of Tifft came in too low in post-race inspection after the Charlotte race.
The Round of 8 for the XFINITY Series kicks off Saturday, Oct. 21 at Kansas Speedway in the Kansas Lottery 300 (3 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).