Homestead shuffles Cup playoff standings
William Byron moved into a transfer spot to the Cup championship race after placing 12th this past weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Byron entered the race six points behind Denny Hamlin for the final transfer spot in the Cup playoff standings. Byron is five points ahead of Hamlin heading into Sunday’s Round of 8 finale at Martinsville Speedway (2 p.m. ET on NBC).
Only Joey Logano has secured a spot in the Nov. 6 championship race at Phoenix Raceway. The final three spots will be set at Martinsville. Ross Chastain, Chase Elliott and Byron hold those spots entering this weekend. Hamlin, Ryan Blaney (-18 points), Christopher Bell (-33) and Chase Briscoe (-44) are all outside a transfer spot.
Noah Gragson secured a place in the Nov. 5 Xfinity championship race at Phoenix by winning this past weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is Gragson’s eighth victory of the season.
AJ Allmendinger moved into the final transfer spot by placing third at Homestead. Justin Allgaier had held that spot but dropped out of a transfer spot by placing 10th. Allmendinger leads Allgaier by five points for that final spot. Austin Hill trails Allmendinger by seven spots.
The final two drivers for the championship race will be determined in Saturday’s Round of 8 finale at Martinsville (3 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock).
CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES
The championship field is set. Racing for the series title Nov. 4 at Phoenix will be Ty Majeski, Zane Smith, Chandler Smith and reigning series champion Ben Rhodes.