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Brendan Gaughan extends his advantage for final Xfinity playoff spot

Ty Dillon is proud of the way he finished at the Zippo 200 and is excited for the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen.

Brendan Gaughan’s ninth-place finish helped him strengthen his hold on the 12th and final playoff spot with six races left in the regular season.

Gaughan entered Saturday’s Xfinity race with a 14-point lead on JJ Yeley for the final playoff spot. Yeley finished 39th after an engine failure. Ryan Sieg, who finished 27th, passed Yeley in the standings. Gaughan leads Sieg by 36 points for the final playoff spot.

Elliott Sadler remains the points leader. He leads JR Motorsports teammate William Byron by 52 points. JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier is third in the standings, 124 points behind Sadler.

Xfinity Series points report