The last NASCAR Xfinity Series race before the playoffs begin next week took place at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night.
Jeb Burton, South Boston resident and son of Ward Burton, finished in the top 10 for the second straight race and his cousin Harrison, son of South Boston native Jeff Burton, finished in fourth place.
Coming off of a second place finish last weekend at Richmond, Jeb Burton finished in ninth place at Bristol. While it wasn’t the result he was looking for, it was still another top 10 finish for Jeb who is running a limited schedule this year with JR Motorsports. Jeb has two races remaining on his Xfinity Series schedule at Texas and Martinsville, tracks that Jeb said are two of his favorites.
Harrison Burton secured seventh place in the Xfinity Series playoffs with his fourth place finish at Bristol. The playoffs begin on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Chase Briscoe passed Austin Cindric, the regular season champion, with six laps remaining to win the Food City 300 on Friday night. Cindric lost his power steering on the final run of the race and ended up finishing in third place when Ross Chastain passed him to finish in second place.
The win marks the seventh time this season that Briscoe went to victory lane, his first at Bristol and the ninth win of his career. The rest of the top ten after Briscoe, Chastain, Cindric and Harrison Burton were Justin Allgaier, Anthony Alfredo, Noah Gragson, Brandon Jones, Jeb Burton and Riley Herbst.
The top 12 is now set for the playoffs after Brandon Brown secured the twelfth and final spot on Friday night. When the cars roll onto the track at Las Vegas it will be Briscoe and Cindric in the top two spots tied with 50 playoff points. Allgaier, Gragson and Jones to round out the top five follow them.
Justin Haley, Harrison Burton, Chastain, Ryan Sieg and Michael Annett round out the top ten and Herbst and Brown are the last two drivers into the playoffs.