The 2019 Xfinity Series Playoffs field was officially set on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the regular-season finale.
Nine of 12 spots had been clinched in advance of the Rhino Pro Truck Outfitters 300, meaning three spots were available. Brandon Jones, John Hunter Nemechek and Ryan Sieg locked them up in Saturday’s race.
“There’s a lot of guys that are going to be tough to beat, but I’m ready to go into battle,” Jones said after a third-place finish at las Vegas. “I have to make it past these couple hard ones, but get me to the mile-and-a-halves where we’re really decent and I think we’re going to be a sleeper coming into this thing.”
Sieg added that it is all about going all out because wild things can happen in the playoffs.
“Go hard and that’s all we can do,” Sieg said. “It’s what we’ve been doing these past few weeks. We just have to do all we can do. You never know what could happen.”
The seven-race Xfinity Series Playoffs begin Sept. 20 at Richmond Raceway. The Round of 12 is made up of Richmond, Charlotte Roval and Dover with the Round of 8 consisting of Kansas, Texas and ISM (Phoenix) and the Championship 4 taking place at Homestead-Miami.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES PLAYOFFS FIELD WITH SEEDINGS AND POINTS
1. Christopher Bell, Joe Gibbs Racing: 2055 points
2. Cole Custer, Stewart-Haas Racing: 2044 points
3. Tyler Reddick, Richard Childress Racing: 2044 points
4. Austin Cindric, Team Penske: 2017 points
5. Chase Briscoe, Stewart-Haas Racing with Fred Biagi: 2012 points
6. Justin Allgaier, JR Motorsports: 2012 points
7. Michael Annett, JR Motorsports: 2009 points
8. Noah Gragson, JR Motorsports: 2005 points
9. Brandon Jones, Joe Gibbs Racing: 2004 points
10. Justin Haley, Kaulig Racing: 2003 points
11. Ryan Sieg, RSS Racing: 2001 points
12. John Hunter Nemechek, GMS Racing: 2000 points
Contributing: Chase Wilhelm from Las Vegas