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Daniel Suarez moves into Xfinity Series points lead at Charlotte

NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 300

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 28: Daniel Suarez, driver of the #19 ARRIS Toyota, races during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 28, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

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CONCORD, N.C. -- Despite a 12th-place finish in Saturday’s Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daniel Suarez moved into the lead of the Xfinity Series points standings.

Elliott Sadler dropped to second in the standings (14 points behind Suarez) after a 28th at Charlotte. The JR Motorsports driver already has qualified for the Xfinity Series playoffs by virtue of his win at Talladega Superspeedway.

Suarez, who still is seeking his first win, rebounded from an early spin.

Sadler’s teammate, Justin Allgaier, moved up a spot to third in points with a third Saturday.

The standings: