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This weekend is a chance for Xfinity regulars to shine and earn Chase berth

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NEWTON, IOWA - MAY 17: Chris Buescher, driver of the #60 Roush Performance Products Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR XFinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 17, 2015 in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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This weekend represents one of four chances NASCAR Xfinity regulars have of securing a win and a likely Chase berth.

Sunday’s race at Iowa Speedway is one of four standalone events for the series and won’t be inundated by Sprint Cup regulars not eligible for the Chase should they win. The other standalone races before the Chase are Iowa (July 30), Mid-Ohio (Aug. 13) and Road America (Aug. 27).

True, Brad Keselowski will be at Iowa Speedway this weekend for Team Penske, which was won three of the last five races there, but there’s hope for others in the series a week after Daniel Suarez scored his first career win and all but earned a Chase spot. The only other Cup regular entered is Josh Wise.

The Xfinity Chase begins Sept. 24 at Kentucky Speedway. Twelve drivers will contend for the title in the seven-race playoffs that ends in Miami.

Three full-time Xfinity drivers have won races this year: Erik Jones (two wins), Elliott Sadler and Suarez.

Among those seeking their first series win of the season are Ty Dillon, Justin Allgaier and Darrell Wallace Jr.

Dillon, who is third in the points, has two top-five finishes in four starts at Iowa Speedway. He also has three t0p-five finishes in his last six series starts.

Allgaier, fifth in points, finished second at Talladega and has three top-five finishes in the last five series races.

Wallace, ninth in points, finished second at Dover and has two top-10 finishes in his last four series starts.

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