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Points reset: William Byron is No. 1 seed heading into Xfinity playoffs

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William Byron (right) is the No. 1 seed in the Xfinity Series playoffs, while Elliott Sadler won the series’ regular season championship Saturday.

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Following Saturday’s 300, William Byron is the No. 1 seed heading into the start of the seven-race NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs.

The playoffs begin next Saturday at Kentucky Speedway, and Byron comes in with the narrowest of leads. He has a two-point edge over Saturday’s race winner, Justin Allgaier, and a five-point edge over Allgaier’s JR Motorsports teammate, Elliott Sadler.

MORE: Great late-race restart propels Justin Allgaier to Xfinity win at Chicagoland

MORE: Results of Saturday’s 300 Xfinity race at Chicagoland

Coming into the race, 13 drivers were in contention for the 12 playoff spots. After the checkered flag, Dakoda Armstrong was the one who fell short of making the playoffs.

Click here for the reset Xfinity points following Saturday’s race.

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