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XFINITY Series Championship 4 field set after Phoenix

RELATED: Phoenix race results | Playoff standings | Byron wins at Phoenix

Saturday’s Ticket Galaxy 400 at Phoenix Raceway set the XFINITY Series Championship 4 with William Byron, Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric. The four drivers will compete for the championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

With non-regular XFINITY drivers winning the last two races in the XFINITY Series, Saturday’s 400-miler presented four spots up for grabs for the eight XFINITY Playoff contenders. Byron clinched late in the race via points and also got the Phoenix win, while Allgaier and Sadler transferred via their point total at the end of the race.  Hemric and Cole Custer swapped between the fourth and fifth spots throughout the afternoon, including a particularly spirited battle in the final laps. Hemric came up with the final transfer spot by four points with his fifth-place finish.

Ryan Reed, Brennan Poole, Matt Tifft and Custer were eliminated after Phoenix. Poole, who entered Saturday’s race fourth in the Playoff standings, hit the wall hard within the first 30 laps, ending his day early. He was scored 38th. Reed, Tifft, Custer failed to make it with their point totals.

The four drivers advancing are:
Elliott Sadler, No. 1 JR Motorsports Chevrolet
William Byron, No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet
Justin Allgaier, No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet
Daniel Hemric, No. 21 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

The four drivers not advancing are:
Cole Custer, No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford
Matt Tifft, No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
Brennan Poole, No. 48 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
Ryan Reed, No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford

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